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 accepted as a Millennium fellow because I want to be part of a positive change in my own community and communities abroad! I want to help raise awareness of poverty in other countries, and to work on projects to help others build self-sustaining social businesses. I am also looking forward to working with other fellows from my campus to achieve the goals we have set for sustainable development.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
Teaching a Man to Fish is an initiative that focuses on the development of an entrepreneurial curriculum for the children of Brit's home which is an orphanage in Grand Goave, Haiti. The project will help to develop a curriculum that will be geared toward teaching students of middle school aged children to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. It will include financial literacy, business planning, business development, and help to teach them social and emotional intelligence as well as be able to problem solve. It will also introduce new ideas and ways for the children at Brit's home to apply what they have learned. The team is currently set to start a gift shop at Brit's home this September.
About the Millennium Fellow
Faith Whitney is a rising junior at Becker College. She is enrolled in the Psychology program with a focus on mental health and substance abuse. Faith prides herself in being a very conscientious individual and someone who has a passion to help those in need. She has recently been awarded the Bridge the Gap Scholarship for excellence in her field of study. Faith has traveled to Haiti and Jamaica with Becker College and her hope is to continue the work she has begun in both countries. She is also the Fundraising/Event coordinator for One Chair 4 One Child which is a student founded organization whose mission is to create a comfortable learning environment for schoolchildren in rural Jamaica who are eager to learn, but struggle to find adequate seating in their classrooms.
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