UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MILLENNIUM CAMPUS NETWORK PROUDLY PRESENT ABIGAIL ADCOCK, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.
"I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I am passionate about making a difference, and believe that the community of fellow students will be an incredible platform to share opinions and to help each other in achieving our goals. I do the work I do because it is what I enjoy doing, and being able to see the changes and efforts come to fruition is inspiring to keep doing more!"
My name is Abigail and I am currently in my final year at King's College of London studying International Development. I am originally from California, but have happily traded the sunshine for the London rain! I am passionate about making a difference in our world and am excited to see what differences as a community we can make.
My project includes working with the charity, Malaria No More UK, to further help them in their goal of eliminating malaria in our lifetime. I hope to accomplish this by raising funds and concluding my volunteer position with them. By supporting Malaria No More UK I am continuing to support the SDG goal number 3: Good health and well-being. However, eliminating malaria doesn't just ensure good health and well-being but also helps alleviate poverty as well as increases school attendance. The UNAI principle it is advancing would be addressing poverty because of the direct links of malaria and poverty due to the disease limiting ability to work, or attend school. With the elimination and education of how to prevent malaria, we can further improve individuals ability to maintain jobs - increasing income, as well as staying in school - improving education.