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 SYMPROSE PURITY JANGAYA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Nairobi Chiromo Campus | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 9 & UNAI 3

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" I live by the principle of striving to leave the world a better place than I found it. This can only be achived by helping other people in whichever capacity possible. I have always believed in helping others. The world will remain the same if everyone focusses on themselves and not on others. Helping others achieve their dreams in life is one of my goals in life. I am very excited to be a Millennium Fellow, because through this fellowship I would learn the skills on how to best help other people in a sustainable manner such that, after helping them, they are able to continue helping themselves and other people around them as well. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Kibera DigitaLit Program

Kibera DigitaLit program aims to reduce the unemployment rate in Kibera. This project tackles SDG 4 (Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning), SDG 9 (Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation) and SDG 8 (Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all).

Through this project, I will be teaching web development skills to the youth of Kibera. Specifically, I will be teaching frontend web development skills; HTML, CSS and Javascript. So far, I have partnered with SHOFCO, a non-profit organization based in Kibera and they have allowed me to use their computer lab to teach these skills to willing students. The objective of Kibera DigitaLit program is to enable those who have gone through the program to not only be viable for employment in companies that require web developers but also to enable them to be self employed if they choose to start their own businesses as web developers.

About the Millennium Fellow

Purity Jangaya is a Computer Science student at the University of Nairobi. Due to her passion in computers and technology, she aspires to teach it to other people who are willing to learn. She currently resides at Kibera slum, the biggest slum in Kenya. Computer illitracy is very high at the slum and is one of the contributing factors to poverty in the area. Purity aspires to correct this by teaching basic computer skills to the residents of Kibera, especially form four graduates.
Purity is also passionate about poultry farming. She has a small poultry farm consisting of 50 layers birds. This passion not only enables her to generate revenue, it also helps her to appreciate and understand the economic condition of her region and country.