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 ANINDO MILKA MURUNGA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
United States International University Africa | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" Co-operation is essential to the development of societies. Being part of the Millenuim Fellowship Program will allow me the opportunity to meet and learn from different people. This learning experience will allow me to learn and develop more even as I work on my social projects.
These oppourtunities accompnaied by the skills I will gain from the program will not only help me but will also be transmitted to my immediate society, this way more people will be educated, knowledgable, free and empowered. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Wezesha
Wezesha, Swahili for empower, is an initiative that I started to raise more awareness about financial literacy among the youth. This sprung from the severe job losses that took place during the pandemic which mostly affected the youth. Majority of us were either laid off from positions we had just started or were entering a poor job market straight after graduation with no job or career prospects, little to no money available and a poor economy that was seeing businesses shut down frequently.
Being part of the youth that was experiencing this, I wanted to learn more about managing my finances. However, there was limited information that suited me as a young Kenyan. This prompted me to start talking about financial literacy to help other youth know how to better manage the little finances they are getting. The goal is empower the youth through education. This is education focusing on personal finance in regards to saving, budgeting, developing an emergency fund, managing debt and investing your money.
The aim is to provide basic, realistic and easy to understand information to the target audience.
About the Millennium Fellow
Anindo Murunga is a bright and goal oriented final year finance student in Kenya. She was born in Nairobi, Kenya and from an early age has been exposed to the economic inequalities that plague the society. As a child, Anindo was made to understand and appreciate the importance of education in allowing people the freedom to make decisions that benefit them, something that she tries to drive forward in her project Wezesha.
Anindo is passionate about speaking out, learning and educating. It is because of these passions that she has immersed herself in extra curricula activities that support this such as the Model United Nations, the debate team and the school investments club.
Anindo aspires to bring change and empower people through the power of knowledge. This is something that she belives her social project Wezesha will be able to do by touching each individual she comes across.