ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT JONATHAN APWOKA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University of Nairobi Main Campus | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 5
" Being a Fellow will enable me to attain valuable leadership experiences and skills, create a network of worldclass leaders and thus enhance my experience in community and social change in my country,Kenya.
The skills i'll gain from the Millennium Fellowship will make my social impact on educational institutions such as Primary schools,Secondary education, Technical Institutions and Universities more tangible and aligned with UNAI Principles and SDGs.
I am really excited and looking forward to develop my anticipatory competence by envisioning new ways of making the society a better place to live in through quality education for all. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: The 100% School Transition Programme
The Millennium Development goal number 5
clearly aims at achieving Universal Primary
Education.Therefore, as an Economist
student, i have learnt that our economy needs
more skilled and well educated citizens. This
was the major drive for me to start up the
100% School Transition Programme that
mainly: Advocates for the right to education for all
our children at all educational levels.
Taking my country Kenya for instance, in
recent years, transition from primary school to
secondary school has always been below the minimum
number required(20.9% in 2008, 51.1% in 2017 and 53.2% in 2018) an implication that most children have been dropping out after completing their primary
school examinations. This having raised a
concern upto the national level,the Ministry of
Education set up a campaign for maximum
transition of children from primary to
secondary schools. The 100% School Transition therefore, came in to
make sure that all our local children from our
villages were not left out from the
programme rolled out. The project mostly targets
children from vulnerable communities whose
education has been cut off due high levels of
poverty. We have been able to help more than 1000 children attain their secondary school
education by connecting them to sponsors and
other well-wishers who have always come up to support the less fortunate children from the society through my programme
About the Millennium Fellow
Jonathan Apwoka is a young,intelligent,self-driven and globally competitive Economics and Statistics student at the University of Nairobi; Kenyan-born, residing in Nairobi and currently studying at The University of Nairobi.
Since childhood, Jonathan has been focusing on advocating for Universal Primary Education for all needy children and students like him.
He has successfully organized local events at both his community and high school he attended with the focus being; acquiring scholarships for the needy students.
Jonathan aspires to be a professional Economist enabling him further cultivate his advocacies throughout the world, ensuring that the UNs' Sustainable Goals are achieved.