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 SHUEB SHEIKH MOHAMED, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University of Nairobi Main Campus | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" The notion of achieving zero hunger and education for all, envisaged in the united nations development goals is what rhymes closely with me. In my region, non Muslim teachers were unfairly targeted by the terrorist group Al shabaab. You find a bus carrying more than half Muslim passengers and a few non Muslims, and half way the journey the terrorist group ambushes the bus and segregates the non Muslim passengers and brutally kills them. Among the victims of such killings are teachers who had left the region as a result of anxiety.
At that point, having just completed my high school, i found myself able to help abandoned kids in the classroom and I become a teacher. So that's why I started teaching .
What started as a moral call ended up being passionate path for me and I'd like to become a professor at some point in my life .
Millennium Fellowship grants the opportunity to widen your skills by interacting with a pool of talented global fellows who will inevitably enrich you with their experience, and in turn enrich theirs. And that kind of endeavor is what pulled me to apply to become a fellow. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Project KUCSA
Project KUCSA is a Student based organisation that is aimed at community based activities to provide students with the opportunity to nurture their talents, gifts, abilities and also leadership skills in our community. Sports and charity events, mentorship, tree planting, clean ups, digital literacy to the community are among the activities we engage in. The Group is to create a platform for students in tertiary institutions to serve their communities with the best of intentions at heart.
About the Millennium Fellow
Shueb Sheikh Mohamed is a brilliant, curious, young mind born in dadaab refugee camp in North Eastern kenya, Currently pursuing Bsc. Petroleum engineering at University of Nairobi.
His interest in teaching was sparked shortly after he finished his high school when he took up the chalk to help abandoned kids in the classroom as a result of terrorist attacks launched against the non Muslim teachers in the region by the terrorist group Al shabaab.
He views education as both an economic and social empowerment tool. Economic in the sense that it offers a ladder of opportunity to all those who excell in it and helps them live a better life than the one they were born into. And social in the sense that it keeps kids busy from adventurous breaks and instills in them respect for all humankind.
And that journey of working towards education for all and eradication of poverty is what inspired him to join the MCN group and work towards the realization of sustainable development goals aimed to these ends.