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 402 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 48,785 hours and their 214 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 393,449 people worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT SARJEPH KAZI AHAMED, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.
Concordia University | Quebec, Canada | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9
" Firstly, I want to thank the MCN and UNAI for giving me the opportunity to serve as a Millennium Fellow. I have now have the ability to gain valuable insight into the world of social impact work.
I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because born in Canada, a 1st World country thanks to my parents, I get told stories about the people back in Bangladesh and the current issues going on. Immersed in the sounds of the Montreal taxis and nightlife, I often forger my trips to Bangladesh when I was younger. In Canada, food appears in supermarkets and education comes much easier. One room in an apartment can house an entire family. Therefore, with this irreplaceable type of freedom and being a Millennium Fellow, I can look to tackle issues here In Montreal first such as our current project called MEDLIFE Concordia and then branch out to bigger projects for people in countries that are not as lucky as myself. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: MEDLIFE Concordia
For the duration of the Fellowship, our organization carried out a new initiative which seeks to support individuals of all age groups 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.
The initiative began with "Kick it for MEDLIFE" where students would gather to take part in a soccer tournament but most importantly, be informed of MEDLIFE's cause and outcomes from the event. Secondly, we hosted a fundraiser in the theme of a Thrift Shop, where students can purchase gently used clothing items for which all proceeds would go towards our $5K goal. MEDLIFE Concordia has hosted other fundraisers where students are required to pay an entrance fee and to take part in our events, such as a board-game night and a trivia night. These events allowed students to gather and compete in their favorite board games, and contest each other in a trivia, based on a popular TV-show. MEDLIFE has also conducted minor, yet equally important events. Our MEDtalk, an informative seminar session themed in a TED talk style, provides students with updates on our advancements and allows doctorate speakers to discuss various health topics. Our weekly bake sales allowed students in our campus purchase freshly baked goods in order to generate funds to further aid us in solidifying our $5000 goal. This December, MEDLIFE Concordia will host the last fundraiser of 2018, "A Winter Wonderland". This fundraiser event requires students will pay an entrance fee to attend a masquerade in celebration of the holiday season. With this final event, MEDLIFE Concordia looks toward securing our goal and possibly exceed our expectations in support.
My role was to be a volunteer. Rotate all essential roles during events. They are the trump card of any event, since their role is malleable.
1. Keep track of what’s going on
2. Cleaning duty
3. Help for the reception and sales
4. Serve the customers, guide people during the event
5. They are also in charge of making the basket during charismas basket event
6. Help for preparing the flyer and distributing them
7. Actively searching for new ways to improve community affairs and strengthening ties between community leaders and the Concordia chapter
About the Millennium Fellow
I am a native of Montreal and lived here all of my life. Since 2011, I've been tutoring students of all ages and responsible of growing the First Aid Team at Marianopolis College. My bicultural background and focus on community collaboration has led myself to a number of volunteer opportunities and community leadership roles. I have currently doing my Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Concordia University.