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 NYARUOT PECH MAYIAN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Nairobi Parklands Campus | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 3

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" Compassion and empathy towards our women made me find interest in my project. I am very excited as a Millennium Fellow since I never expected to be selected this year and I was very excited when you guys did. I am happy that I was given the opportunity to make a difference in my community and I will use the skills that I will learn and most importantly am Very excited to learn about the various project of my colleagues and the reason as to why they chose their projects. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Gender Inequality in South Sudan

My project touches on the issue of gender inequality in my home country, and it works towards empowering girl child. I also worked on education for all regardless of gender, age ( south Sudan has I high level of adult illetracy especially the women). I have also mentioned the need to build school for people with special needs since they have every right just like the rest.

About the Millennium Fellow

Mayian Nyaruot Pech is an ambitious law students who wishes to bring an impact in her society. She was born in a kinda small village in South Sudan but she moved to Kenya due to the civil wars in her country. She never had a dream since she thought there was no hope for her country but after the country got independence in 2011 though the country and then the 2013 civil war that's when she realized how women were being treated unfairly from the men. It got to a point where women were being used as tools of warfare among the rival tribes. That's when she found the interest of protecting the right of women not to mention the ever existing gender gap that has always been there in her community. She hopes to make a difference through this Millennium Fellowship.