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 really excited to be part of the Millennium Fellowship team, of which I am sure I will get an excellent experience. I am delighted to have this opportunity because it will help me connect with different passionate people out there and to be able to share ideas that may have a positive impact on the way I think. Although this is the first time I have participated in an international team like this, I am sure that we can work together to make our world a better place to live in it.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: AgroManitos
AgroManitos focuses on making a change in communities by including children under the age of 15 in food production, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy. By designing orchards with recyclable material available on the school, they will be attached to playgrounds that already exist on the school. The orchards will have horticultural crops and medicinal plants that will be used for the food benefit of the school, for demonstrative purposes.
The orchards will be supervised by EARTH University students (Millennium Fellows) who will assist in the technical part of the production of the crops. The reasons will be given because it is important what each one does in their garden through interactive games.
At the end of the program, children should have a clear mindset that agriculture is an important career and that it is providing food on village planks every day. These children will be ambassadors and advocates for food security and environmental conservation.
About the Millennium Fellow
Lidia Gebremedhin is an Ethiopian and a senior student at EARTH University in Costa Rica majoring in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resource Management. She is actively working on various community development projects in Costa Rica that promote sustainable agriculture and food security. Lidia is now developing a project which supports the SDG: 1 (Poverty Reduction) in Southern Ethiopia. It focuses on implementing a model dairy farm which will open a work opportunity for the women and young people in the community and be an educational center for the local farmers. Additionally, it will improve food security and sustainable farming.
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