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.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT JOY MUTHONI GITARI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Nairobi Kenyatta National Hospital Campus | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 3

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" Working with vulnerable communities, engaging with them and helping to build them has been one of the things that have fueled my passion in my work. It's given me the opportunity to be creative, pushed me to be adaptable and to manage my time properly. I'm eager to explore more of these projects as a Millennium Fellow. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Be Heard Initiative

The Be Heard Initiative is an independent project led by Millennium Fellow Joy Gitari which aims to tackle issues to do with discrimination and overall social injustice. The goal of this project is to work hand in hand with members of the LGBTQ community and sex workers, to look at problems that they face regularly, to gain a deeper understanding and come up with more ways to uplift them.

About the Millennium Fellow

Joy Muthoni Gitari is a dedicated 4th year medical student at the University of Nairobi. She was born in Nairobi to Kenyan parents. She is studious, self-driven and compassionate. Her passions lie mainly in health care, which is the career path of her choice. Joy has not shied away from first hand participation in uplifting vulnerable communities and advocating for their rights. She has dedicated time to push these populations towards healthier lifestyles and helped to support them in their areas of need. Joy aims to engage more in such projects and to contribute further to attain the sustainable development goals.