UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MILLENNIUM CAMPUS NETWORK PROUDLY PRESENT ELSI SAMANO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
My Millennium Fellowship project is called United Voices. My project is concerned with providing refugees with support and various opportunities to widen their contribution and integration within the local community. We will work with many local Humanitarian organizations and broaden our network to make an effect on the educational system to provide many services for the newcomer refugees such as offering distinct and different opportunities, holding information tours at the beginning of each study semester, encouraging mentoring programs and providing welfare services that meet refugees need. Hence, we will be focusing on SDG4 (Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning) to increase refugees’ contribution in their embraced communities.
I am a Syrian refugee from Australia. In Syria, we lived a very peaceful life. I was raised up in an amazing family who support me to reach my lifelong goal and get into medical school to serve the humanity. Unfortunately, after the terrorist’s attacks on Syria and the tragedies we had been through, we had to flee our country and start searching for a safer place to live in. In Australia, we overcame many difficulties throughout our settlement and adapting to the new life. Nevertheless, I managed to take a leadership role within my family and succeeded in my study.