ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018

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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. 


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ANN-JOVITA SAMINATHAR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Concordia University l Québec, Canada l Advancing SDG 3 and UNAI 9

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Millennium Fellowship Project

The name of the fellowship project is MIDLIFE Concordia. Its goal is to mitigate poverty in marginalized rural areas and ensure global sustainability by providing citizens with the appropriate medicinal, educational, and developmental care.

For the duration of the Fellowship, our organization will carry out a new initiative which seeks to support children with mental disabilities. We have a set goal of raising $5000 which will be donated to Bell Let's Talk, a NPO, which is Canada's largest initiative dedicated to de-stigmatize mental health. Throughout the span of these four months, we will carry out at least 8 fundraising events, with two designated at a larger scale. These two events include a Masquerade party, with a theme relating to "Dr. Seuss", along with a soccer tournament. The soccer tournament will be held first, around Early September, following the inspiring 2018 FIFA World Cup. There will be 8-10 teams, each with 5-20 players, who will have to pay a team registration fee of $200. Ticket prices for spectators will range from $5-20, with the aim of accommodating 50 people. The goal of this event will be to raise $2000. The other large scale event will take place towards 3rd-4th month of the Fellowship with the goal of raising $1,250. This party/dance will accommodate about 80-100 people. There will also be four bake sales that will take place, with the goal of collectively raising $750. In addition, we will host a trivia night modelled around the T.V show "FRIENDS", with the goal of raising $600 by hosting 8-10 teams, each paying an individual player fee of $15, with a minimum of 5 players permitted per team. The last (not chronologically) event will be a car wash that charges car owners $20 per wash with the goal of raising $400. 


Our impact will be measured based on whether or not we have reached our individual event goals. If we fall short on any event, we will raise the bar for the following events by installing promotional and marketing techniques that impact a widespread of people. This is a new initiative, but considering the support we have received for our Food For All project, which serves to nourish the homeless, along with our success on the Service Learning Trip to Cusco, we are certain that this project will succeed.