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.
“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.