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.
“I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I get to be part of a community that encourages problem-solving and awareness through innovation and authenticity."
Millennium Fellowship Project
The GackathonU project is an all-female creative problem-solving event, where women who have never coded before are also encouraged to apply. Three measurable goals that this event aims to achieve are: by September, a solid plan should be made and applications should be opened, by October, start the webinar training sessions with our girls who have never coded before, by November, the corporate sponsors and partners should be finalized.
About the Millennium Fellow
Afua Kesewa Boateng is a rising sophomore at Ashesi University in Berekuso, Eastern Region, Ghana. With a major in Computer Science, Afua hopes to expand and leverage on the intersectionalities that exist between Technology and Social Innovation. As a young woman who is very interested in bringing more women into Tech, Afua works as the Co-Director of the Technolgy Track at Yielding Accomplished African Women - an accelerator program which empowers girls with the required skills and right attitude to seek jobs in Technology and Finance. She creates the curriculum, teaches Python programming, and helps to find job placements for the girls in the program.