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.
“Being a leader and project manager can often be intimidating and burdensome. The Millennium Fellowship programme creates an ecosystem where student leaders globally can inspire and support each other, magnifying the impact each person can bring to the table. I am honoured to be given the chance to be part of that ecosystem.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Tote
Project Tote aims to tackle climate change using a behavioral shift by locals. Through this project, shoppers can borrow and donate tote bags at specified stations, located outside of small grocery stores where plastic bags are given for free. Each tote bag will include a personalized message from a local homeless person to forward the cause of fighting homelessness and instill a feeling of inclusivity in the community. The goal is to establish three self-running tote bag stations in Elephant and Castle, London by November 2019.
About the Millennium Fellow
Zulaikha Zainal is a second year undergrad at King's College London, studying Politics Philosophy Law. She uses her skills and experiences in writing and project management to forward the causes she holds close to heart, specifically the environment, economic equity, youth, and women. Outside of school and her commitments as Vice President of Women in Leadership and Founder of iMPAK (a non-profit journalism club), Zulaikha spends most of her time reading, writing fiction, watching Friends and Stranger Things on Netflix, and walking around London.
Connect with Zulaikha via LinkedIn.