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 BRENDA FORMIN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

United States International University Africa | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6

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" “NOT UNTO OURSELVES ALONE ARE WE BORN” ~ MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO.

Being a part of the Millennium Fellowship only makes me ten times better and strong towards realizing my pledge of leaving this world better than I met it. The training, opportunity to be mentored , global exposure and networking opportunity this fellowship has to offer; is one to set my work to the next level. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Zeve

This project is committed to alleviating the rapid increase of youths being lost to suicide due to mental health issues by tackling and improving the mental and psychological well being of youths and adolescents. This will be accomplished by promoting mental health awareness and wellbeing, prevention of mental health disorders, and protecting human rights and mental healthcare. This project has been motivated by personal experiences with depression and has been started in honor of Zelio Vera, a friend lost to suicide. With our combined passion in mental health, we hope to create awareness against the stigma through community discussions via social media and other means.

About the Millennium Fellow

Brenda Formin is a passionate, diligent and innovative problem-solver with strengths in leading teams, liaising between internal and external stakeholders and ensuring outcome deliverables. She is a social entrepreneur and lobbyist with 6years’ experience in identifying resources that sustain the empowerment of marginalized persons and communities, closing the gap that exists in resource distribution between the urban rich and rural poor with a clear-cut focus on adolescent girls and young women. Being a resilient advocate on gender equality with a proven track record of generating strategic solutions and managing operations and processing improvements using highly effective work plans, she has received several awards including the MILEAD award. Brenda has a 3years’ experience in providing technical support to two donor organizations with respect to their participatory grant making process by conducting outreach, screen applications, reviewing final results, supporting with due diligence as well as supporting grantee partner capacity strengthening. In this same light, she has provided technical support to over 50+ grassroot organizations in project design and implementation, field operations, needs assessment with specific interests in women's economic empowerment, women's health and rights, education, gender equality and the promotion of sexual reproductive health rights. She is a well-endowed critical and analytic problem identifier and innovative at solutions; setting benchmarks, coping with uncertainties and delivering the desired results as well as meeting deadlines even under pressure. Brenda has an excellent ability to manage, coordinate and engage with different people whilst maintaining a healthy working environment.