ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT AGNES WANJIKU NGUGI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Technical University of Kenya | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 16 & UNAI 6
" The opportunity for a better future for young people can only start to be created today. I believe strongly in being the change I want to see and therefore, we have created platforms where the youth can express their ideas on good governance, democracy, politics and help raise awareness on their rights and freedoms and the contributions they can make towards better and sustainable leadership today and in future. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: BridgeAfrica
Bridge Africa intends to help build knowledge and promote civic education and conversation on governance issues. Africa, with kenya being the focus, has always had issues in changing of government and tensions build that could potentially lead to violence. Our project aims to urge people to engage in constructive political dialogue and have/ change different political views. This inturn gives out diversity of thought in people so that elections now become about supporting the government and not division seeing as Kenya has more than 40 ethnic tribes. This will also help promote peace which is paramount in any country. Through civic education, people will also learn to exercise their democratic rights more and to promote good governance and human rights.
About the Millennium Fellow
Agnes Wanjiku Ngugi is a student at the Technical University of Kenya studying international Relations and Diplomacy. She was born and raised in Kenya and has lived all her life there. Therefore, she has seen through different governments, the mistakes made and the possible solutions, and that's where the passion for good governance stems from. She is a self driven, hardworking student who realises the amount of power and potential the youth have that could help make a change and likes to tap into it by raising awareness and creating safe platforms for them to do so.