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 RACHAEL MUTHONI WAWERU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Nairobi Parklands Campus | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 16 & UNAI 10

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" One is because of the impact I have seen with my peers who are Millennium Alumnis but most importantly as I have mentioned before I am a pretty curious and inquisitive mind and so this platform will provide an avenue for me to meaningfully engage with like minded individuals. Identify in their truths and share in their fears. I can't wait to pack and unpack from the fellowship through interactive and experiential learning. Joining the MCN family will be crucial and resourceful in my bid to fight for social change and Justice. I trust the diversity, collaboration, aspiration and innovation pooling in this fellowship means every corner in the world is shifting, for good! "

Millennium Fellowship Project: AmaniNiSisi

#Amani Ni Sisi is a Kiswahili phrase meaning peace is us. This project is a campaign project aiming at finding and implementing sustainable solutions to armed conflicts in my community, northern Kenya, and my country at large. It is a community-inclusive project and it involves active engagement with afflicted communities; listening to their plights, providing foodstuff, sensitizing the community on the importance of peace, peaceful surrender, and disarmament of weapons enlightening the communities on alternative and peaceful ways of earning a living inter alia beadwork, effective grazing, and farming. I intend to mobilize my community and organize an arts and cultural event and sports event liaising with my community leaders to raise funds to support the project.

About the Millennium Fellow

At roughly 8 years, Rachael Muthoni Waweru, was shaping into a fiesty, inquisitive and curious mind. History was certainly harsh to our forefathers but it's in the paths they created, maybe never got to walk on, that we so majestically walk on. It's the women who began the fight for women rights and liberties, those who fought for equal education for all, for democracy, for freedom. Rachael believes that the time is now for the youth in our societies to rise up and fight. Fight for change. For Equality. For Justice.
Rachel believes that change is not anyone elses responsibility but our own. Every injustice, every ache, every hurt in the sociery calls for us to dare to change! Be it gender inequality, mental health, poverty index, poor education, or lack thereof, water and sanitation. A better future, to her, means that the future generations will walk on better paths ,better terrain this time, because our blunders become their burdens. If only we dare! She strongly believes that it's our Dawn. As young leaders, as the youth we have no choice but to take charge and dictate the direction history takes. "For there is always light,
if only we're brave enough to see it.
If only we're brave enough to be it." The Hill we Climb.