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 both honored and thrilled to be a Millennium Fellow and being part of this global network where I look forward to work with leaders all around the globe who have the same goal, to change the world. Being part of this initiative will no doubt help me and my peers to acquire the knowledge and the necessary skills and tools so that we can implement on our project and have a greater impact in the community.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Social Inclusion
Our project consists of raising awareness in our society towards people with different disabilities through campaigns on several social media platforms, conferences, activities, and workshops. All these activities will be made in public spaces where the community can participate and experience first hand what it is like to live in the shoes of people with disabilities. Because we are focusing on the Sustainable Development Goal number 10: Reducing inequalities we believe that the previous propositions of activities will result in creating empathy and awareness in the community towards people with these conditions. At the end of the month of events, we will challenge a local business to make their establishment more inclusive like having employees with disabilities, having the menu in braille or having accessible entrances.
About the Millennium Fellow
Marisol Hernández Gómez is a sophomore at CETYS University Ensenada Campus, studying a Bachelors Degree in Software Engineering. She is an active member in FORTES Liderazgo, which is part of the UN Aspire, in the logistics and project planning division.
She enjoys helping her community through a local Rotaract Club as well as transmitting her knowledge to everyone. She believes that it doesn’t matter how small are your actions, what matters is how many times are these being made so we can appreciate the change and that the key to have a promising future is good communication, empathy, and education.
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