ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year.
“Being a Millennium Fellow excites me so much because it is one dream come true for me. I am truly happy that my application was found worthy of being selected for this positions a Millennium fellow. This opportunity will set me on course to pursue my cause in advancing capacities for the girl-child knowing fully well that my work is being recognized and monitored on a global level. This improves the impact and in the long run bring about the change I want to see.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
SHE-SOLVES seeks to empower the minds of young women through symposiums immersive hands-on science projects. They are building a new world where at an early stage in life, women are aware of the powers that lie within them and learn how to better appreciate it. Some of the measurable goals they have include recruiting more volunteers from the current number of 10 to about 50, pay a visit to a government owned girl's only school to strengthen their partnership with the leadership of the school, and induct young girls into the organization and introduce them through about 3 monthly symposium to projects in science and technology. This project is advancing in SDG 4 and SDG 5 and UNAI Principles 3, 4 and 5.
About the Millennium Fellow
Abigael is a studying biochemistry and passionate about bringing about a change in her immediate environment. The disadvantages girls and women face has been of utmost concern to her recently. This birthed the project SHE-SOLVES which focuses on empowering women through science and technology. She is also a writer and budding journalist hoping to create a change.