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 excited to be a Millennium Fellow because this experience submerges me into a pool of likeminded people who are driven by a vision of development and growth. It is an access to a platform where l can share my story and vision, polish my ideas and also learn from others. Most importantly, as a Millennium fellow l am able to unleash my potential before l finish my undergraduate studies, have a community involvement experience which is necessary for my give-back projects now and in the future.”
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
Memory V Jinga is a senior at EARTH University in CR and specializes in Agricultural Sciences and Natural resources management. She currently serves as the Ambassador of Thought For Food at EARTH University, a Net Impact member at EARTH Chapter. Furthermore, she is the founder of AgroManitos a social venture that seeks to involve young children in sustainable food production and philanthropism, creating an equipped future generation that advocates for sustainable community development.