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 help make a positive change in my local community.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
Mo Money Mo Problems aims to help students and other youth in accessing financial services that are available to them. At age 18, many young people move out of home to find their own path. This can be very expensive. One student cites having to choose between period products, mental health medication and food. Many students leave their studies due to being unable to afford education, this is a great shame and doesn't align with SDG 4. Many students in Western Sydney are mature aged and have children or come from varying economic backgrounds. At the same time, there are many facilities such as government payments, student welfare support, scholarships and job seeking assistance available to them as students. The heart of this project is just to educate these students about what they can access, help them access it and just provide an additional step before they consider leaving education.
About the Millennium Fellow
Yasmin Hamd is a fifth year law student studying a Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Advanced Business Leadership)/Bachelor of Laws at Western Sydney University.