ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.
“I am very enthusiastic about joining the Millennium Fellowship. It will be a great opportunity for me to improve my leadership skills and social impact in my society. I am glad to be contributing to the realization of the SDG's, in particular, Quality education and Gender equality. The fellowship will undoubtedly give me the best platform for that.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Angaza Project
Angaza is a Swahili word meaning to illuminate. The Angaza project aims at improving the quality of education in schools by making the Digital Learning Program initiated by the Government of Kenya more effective. The team also plans to roll out the Angaza Teens program which will provide leadership classes to preteen girls to encourage them to complete their basic education and expand their horizons to take up various leadership roles in the country in light of the recent gender equality laws in Kenya.
To provide digital skills classes to about 15 teachers from three primary schools. These teachers handle schools with more than 500 students each.
To ensure the teachers are able to conduct full lessons with the use of laptops and tablets provided by the government.
To impart leadership skills to about 200 preteen girls in 3 schools.
About the Millennium Fellow
Bettina Okinyi is a third-year law student at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. She derives her motivation and will to prosper from her humble background. She has a deep sense of love for friends and family. Her greatest desire is to use her knowledge in law and love for humanity to effect positive changes in people's lives in both simple and substantial ways. In her free time, she works for The Consulting Academy Nairobi as the Legal and Finance team leader and as Secretary-General for The Students Association of Legal Aid and Research. She enjoys hiking and playing chess.