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 will be a driving force to pursue my long-term of the goal of creating ways to help communities. I wanted to make a difference in community building and sustainability projects. The program will provide me information and resources that will help me learn how to impact society at large as well as it will help me in personal development.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Connect Tech: Refugee Education
Our project’s main goal is to connect Georgia Tech students with refugees from the Atlanta area. We plan to engage students in our community by organizing at least 4 volunteer events a semester in collaboration with local organizations that support refugee communities. We will provide transportation and organize a volunteer event with Global Growers. We will organize a fundraiser in support of the local Friends of Refugees. We hope to continuing contributing our resources and knowledge on resume building, tutoring, computer skills, etc. to advance professionalism. We plan to increase awareness on our campus through campus outreach events like hosting a film viewings. We hope to build/create an established relationship with Global Growers, Friends of Refugees, and International Rescue Committee Atlanta Center so that Georgia Tech students can continue to carry on supporting these organizations in years to come.
About the Millennium Fellow
Biya Haile is a Juinor at Georgia Institute of Technology studying Mechanical Engineering as major. He is originally from Ethiopia and came to the United States in May 2015. Currently, working on increasing awareness on campus about refugees by connecting students to volunteer opportunities. In addition, working a reforestation project in Northeastern of the capital of Ethiopia, with the goal of preserving the indigenous trees.