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 PERIS NEKOYE NYONGESA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University of Nairobi Parklands Campus | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" My resilient commitment to educational opportunity for all people regardless of gender, race, religion or ethnicity has been able to change the lives of some vulnerable children helping them secure a brighter future for themselves and the society as a whole. My support for quality education which is not only a right but a passport to human development will have helped open doors and expand opportunities and freedom; as stated in article 26 of the 1948 UDHR. I will have brought into place SDG 4 ensuring inclusive, equitable and quality education and promotion of lifelong opportunities for all. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Quality Education For Vulnerable Children
It is a project that has brought together student, academic and even business leaders to work on entrepreneurial projects that enable people to turn opportunities into real, long-term progress for themselves and their communities. Quality education emphasizes each student's social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status or geographic position. It not only prepares the child for testing but also life in general. It enables children to develop all of their attributes and skills to achieve their potential as human beings and members of a society. When people are able to get quality education they can break from the cycle of poverty hence allowing many other Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved.
About the Millennium Fellow
Peris Nekoye Nyongesa demonstrates responsibility, empathy and inclusion as core to her work. She has worked with several social development programs in various communities that have helped improve the well-being of the not-so-well off families and children. Her resilient commitment to providing quality education to the vulnerable children makes me see just how empathetic she is.
She is also open to working with the members of her team and invites their opinions in order to come up with solutions to the problems they face or tasks they hope to achieve.
Humility is also one among her outstanding leadership qualities.