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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. 44,000+ student leaders from 3,300+ campuses across 170+ nations applied to join the Class of 2023. 260+ campuses worldwide (just 9%) in 38 countries were selected to host 4,000+ Millennium Fellows for the Class of 2023.



University of Nairobi Main Campus | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 2


Millennium Fellowship Project: Sustainability and Wellness at the University of Nairobi (SWUN)

The SWUN Mission : SWUN's mission will be both simple and profound: Nourishing Minds, Growing Futures. Our vision : will be a university community where students will thrive in a holistic environment—physically, mentally, and economically. Action Will Speak Louder : In the dynamic landscape of the university, we won't just envision change; we will cultivate it. Our commitment to action will unfold through a three-pronged approach aligned with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1, 2, 3, and 17.
SDG 1: No Poverty The Economic Orchard:Our community garden will become an economic orchard, addressing SDG 1 by providing a sustainable source of income through pantry sales. This will not only enrich students' wallets but also empower them to break free from financial constraints.
SDG 2: Zero Hunger Harvesting Nutrition: SWUN will tackle SDG 2 by cultivating a diverse range of nutritious produce. The garden will become a source of fresh, local, and sustainable food for students, contributing to a hunger-free campus. SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being Garden of Wellness: The campus community garden will emerge as a haven for mental well-being. Students will find solace among the greenery, fostering a healthy balance between academic pressures and the need for relaxation.
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals Sustainable Roots: Our project will foster partnerships with local businesses, authorities, and organizations, aligning with SDG 17. Together, we will plant sustainable roots, ensuring the longevity of our impact.
Prospective The Impact on Students
Our journey will be a testament to the tangible impact we will have on the student community.
Nutritional Empowerment -Maria*, once struggling with poor nutrition, will transform her diet through the pantry offerings. Her journey will epitomize the nutritional impact of the community garden.
Entrepreneurial Growth: Sam*, inspired by the economic opportunities the garden will present, using the work study program will meet he's expenses start his entrepreneurial journey. His story will reflect the economic empowerment at the heart of SWUN.
Growth Beyond the Program
Beyond the Garden :While our journey with the campus community garden will be extraordinary, our story won't conclude here. We will be committed to continuing our work. SWUN's influence will continue to grow post-program. Our commitment to youth empowerment will remain unwavering, as we explore new avenues and expand our initiatives.

Additionally we're in the process of formalising registration for a Millennium Fellowship club at the University and hosting 3 consecutive SDG 2 convenings in culminating in a gala namely ;
Ecosoc Partnership forum-sdg side event on 30th January
Zero day SDG event in partnership with the University of Berg, Norway.

About the Millennium Fellow

Ryan Wangari is Journalism and Media Studies student at the University of Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya. Ryan seeks to improve the education sector in his country in regard to mental health. Having been raised in Kenya, an African country, Ryan sees the importance of mental health awareness among students despite their age, religion, gender or tribe.

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