Ghinwa Hammam

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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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.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT GHINWA HAMMAM, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

American University of Beirut l Beirut, Lebanon l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

Millennium Fellowship Project: Palestech

Palestech is a project that aims to empower Palestinian youth with useful and effective skills in different technology fields. The project targets Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon, it organizes workshops in different refugee camps across Lebanon. These workshops teach participants coding and emerging tech skills, from game design to web development, and give them hands-on experiments and activities to build their programs for an awareness purpose or a cause. Also, it provides an online forum for additional video content, help, and connections. The project not only exposes passionate tech students to important concepts and knowledge in the technology field, but also allows them to dive into this field with their curiosity and creativity, and gain an opportunity to practice and experience it in different aspects.

About the Millennium Fellow

Ghinwa Hammam is a junior majoring in computer and communications engineering at the American University of Beirut. Ghinwa values integrity, dedication, and proactivity. She always seeks opportunities to express herself and help others. She is also thrilled by art and innovation, and always ready for new adventures!

Fatima Abu AlNasr

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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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.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT FATIMA ABU ALNASR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

American University of Beirut l Beirut, Lebanon l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 5

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“I have always felt the need to help and make a positive effect on people's lives on a wider range, therefore with eagerness I am waiting to grasp this opportunity of public service and self development. I would like to invest my years, especially university years, in working or improving myself in different fields as well as being of use to others and becoming a positively active person in society.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Students Helping Students

Many students in different school levels are in need for educational help, but some who live in poverty, have educational difficulties or have come or lived in dangerous or war areas, that caused them to stop their school education for several years, cannot afford special teaching or tutoring; Students Helping Students will be a program that provides the link between students needing tutoring and other older school or university students who have the capability, time, and willingness to help tutor those in need. Some of the measurable goals would be to create a meeting area between both sides to monitor the effectiveness and atmosphere of these weekly classes, help several students in different schools to achieve a noticeable improvement in their schools, and in addition guide them to reaching the capability of learning and improving educationally on their own therefore becoming more independent.

About the Millennium Fellow

Fatima Abu Al Nasr is a second-year student enthusiastically studying architecture in the American University of Beirut; Coming from both Syrian and Rusian origins, and living in Lebanon, Fatima has been exposed to different cultures and societies, making her eager to know the world on a global basis. Fatima has been a MUN participant in eighth grade, has done public service at a school for disabled children in tenth grade and is now looking for further interesting opportunities.

Claudette Igiraneza

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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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.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT CLAUDETTE IGIRANEZA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

American University of Beirut l Beirut, Lebanon l Advancing SDG 5 and UNAI 6

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“Being a Millennium Fellow will not only open many doors for me to continue raising the voices of many marginalized women around the world but also will provide me an opportunity to learn from other like-minded young leaders in the program.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Solace for Somaliland Girls

Solace for Somaliland Girls (SSG) is a nonprofit organization committed to eradicating all forms Female Genital Mutilation (FGM/C) across Somaliland through education and empowerment. After witnessing the long-lasting physical, psychological, and health effects of FGM and learning that FGM/C violates women and children’s rights, I cofounded SSG to shield and raise voices of thousands of Somali girls who still go through FGM/C. SSG aims to initiate training programs and anti-FGM high school clubs which educate and enlighten both young and older people in Somaliland and other countries in the Horn of Africa about the physical, psychosocial, and reproductive health dangers of FGM/C and what can be alternatives to this cultural norm. By November 2020, SSG aims to have trained 100 people, initiated 4 anti-FGM high school clubs, and reached 3000 people through its social media awareness campaigns.

Learn more about SSG via Twitter & Instagram.

About the Millennium Fellow

Claudette Igiraneza is a young Rwandan social activist and entrepreneur. Claudette is a graduate of Bridge2Rwanda, a highly competitive gap year program that assists talented African students to attend international universities. Claudette is a MasterCard Foundation scholar pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental health and doing a minor in public health at the American University of Beirut. Claudette worked with various companies such as Laterite Limited, Gardens for Health International, Kigali Marriott Hotel, and Water Access Rwanda. Claudette co-founded Solace for Somaliland Girls, a nonprofit organization that aims to eradicate all forms of Female Genital Mutilation in Somaliland. Claudette is also a fellow at The Resolution Project class 11 and Millenium Fellowship Class of 2019.

Connect with Claudette via Facebook & Twitter.

Ola Ezzeddine

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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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.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT OLA EZZEDDINE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

American University of Beirut l Beirut, Lebanon l Advancing SDG 5 and UNAI 6

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“I'm excited to take part in an accelerator fellowship that is there to outline a leadership vision I aspire to perceive. I am keen that this fruitful opportunity will embark on exquisite student innovation for the SDG's, and this is quite remarkable!”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Supporting Women's Participation in Politics

Supporting Women's Participation in Politics works on:

  1. Delivering introductory awareness sessions and workshops to introduce the topic to the participants.

  2. Training students on debating skills

  3. Organizing several mock debates about the concerned issue

  4. Graduating the first cohort with a certificate of participation in a closing ceremony

  5. Initiating a debate club to ensure the sustainability of the project.

About the Millennium Fellow

Ola Ezzeddine is a senior civil and environmental engineering student at the American University of Beirut. Ola is a certified trainee in several leadership workshops, including leading oneself and communication across cultures. She interned as an exchange student in Serbia earlier this summer and now serves as treasurer for the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience. Being an indulged student in campus activities, she is now taking on her personal interest in politics into action; Ola hopes to promote Lebanese female participation in debates and political action.

Connect with Ola via Facebook.

Tia Hajjar

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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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.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT TIA HAJJAR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

American University of Beirut l Beirut, Lebanon l Advancing SDG 5 and UNAI 6

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“Becoming a Millennium Fellow is a great, one in a time opportunity to develop my skills and build connections on a global scale to successfully implement my current project and further expand my social impact towards advancing the SDGs and the UN goals.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Promoting Women's Participation in Politics

"Promoting Women’s Participation in Politics" aims to educate a group of students, age 16 to 18 years old, from public vocational schools about gender discrimination and stereotyping in Lebanon. It will specifically tackle the Lebanese patriarchal mentality regarding women’s role in politics and the laws that are marginalizing women’s rights. This will be done through organized debates which will help the students express their opinions and thoughts in a civilized way on such issues. The goal is to graduate our first cohort of participants by January 2020, and hopefully, initiate a debate club to ensure the project's sustainability.

About the Millennium Fellow

Tia Hajjar is an Environmental Health senior at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, minoring in public health. She is pursuing her undergraduate degree through the USAID-USP scholarship. Her hard work and passion for the environment placed Tia on the Dean’s Honor List every semester with a sustained high GPA. Moreover, she is engaging in volunteering activities, attending several workshops and social events, in addition to participating in leadership programs such as The Green Leadership Academy Project in Lebanon.

Connect with Tia via Instagram & Facebook.

Yara Mouzahem

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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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.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT YARA MOUZAHEM, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

American University of Beirut l Beirut, Lebanon l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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“Nowadays, we are living in a world where education is becoming essential to survive, but sadly many kids are unable to receive this necessary education. That's why me, as a person lucky enough to be a college student and having this opportunity to study, I find a responsibility in helping others and especially kids to be able to study and live their life better and to have a bright future.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Students helping students

This project consists of students from university or high school that volunteer in their free time to tutor students who have learning difficulties, didn’t afford proper education before, or came from areas where there is war. The project further expands to contain not only tutoring for basic educational classes such as sciences and literature but also arts, crafts, technology, and programming; therefore this project is based on students helping other students expand their knowledge, education, and talents.

First, we will spread the project in our university, then we will search for different schools to find children who have difficulties and need tutoring as well as those outside schools. Our success can be measured based on the number of students or children being helped, and most importantly on the progress and the educational improvement and the knowledge gained by those students and children during these months.

About the Millennium Fellow

Yara Mouzahem is a junior at the American University of Beirut, studying Computer science.

Connect with Yara via Instagram & LinkedIn.