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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT JOSE FERNANDO VALERA LOZADA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Millennium Fellowship Project: Sharing us
Sharing-Us is an initiative that focuses on the treatment of solid waste and aims to promote a culture of recycling. This initiative has three goals. The first goal is to raise awareness of the consequences of our consumption habits. The second goal is to take action and train the community on responsible waste disposal. The third and last phase is to transform the waste into useful items to avoid the production of new plastics mainly.
About the Millennium Fellow
José Fernando Valera is a studying International Business at Incarnate Word University. Jose is very excited to have been selected as part of this generation of change. Throughout his life, he had the opportunity to live with many people and he was able to develop from an early age the analysis and understanding of needs and problems in the world and the society that surrounds him. He likes to find solutions to everyday problems.
His passion for problem-solving mixed with his studies, a bit of engineering knowledge, and his work experience has enabled him to enter the world of entrepreneurship by developing business models that focus on social and sustainability. Jose is also one of the co-founders of the initiative “Sharing-Us” that seeks to generate a change in society, by creating awareness about the consequences of our consumption habits and how much they damage the environment.