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 FAYE AL SAADOON, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.
Georgetown University | Washington D.C., United States | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 7
" I am excited to be a part of a community of individuals who though are differentiated in their backgrounds and focuses have managed to come together with one common goal in mind: to help mankind. In parallel to this, I find that in being a MF, I am finally able to relinquish the role of silent bystander and instead, take an active stance in ensuring that the MDGs come to fruition and thereby, a better future to hope for. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Unveiled: Through the Eyes of an Arab Woman
The Oppressed. The Silent. The Abused.
These are the words most often associated with Arab women. As a result of tales woven by the media around the Middle East, a certain perception about the region exists and, more importantly, about the people—especially in the case of Arab women.
Unveiled aims to give a more realistic and holistic representation of Arab women across the world. It is about women who have aspired, struggled, broken out of the stereotypical mold, and set forth their own fiery paths for future generations to follow.
But Unveiled is not just about Arab women, it is about all women who represent something much more than ethnicity. They embody the potential of our future and set an example for the masses to design a better, more inclusive future. That future should give a voice to the voiceless; it should be characterized by the ability for one's story to be heard, rather than silenced by outward appearance and, even more so, by gender.
Strong, persistent, bold, boundary pushers, and glass-ceiling breakers are the words that the author Faye Al Saadoon associates with, not only Arab women, but all women.
About the Millennium Fellow
I was originally born in Canada but grew up all my life in Jordan to a Middle Eastern mother and a Swedish father. It was having this foundation growing up that truly influenced the way I looked at the world and in large, played a major role in where I am today; a senior at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. With multiple interests growing up, my focuses have spanned between finance and human rights, with an arching interest in innovation as a means of pushing these interests and the world forward.