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 LUCIA DANIELA SANTAMARIA SUAREZ, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Universidad de Las Américas | Quito, Ecuador | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 10

" I feel very excited to be a Millenium because it allows me to fulfill my goals and grow as a person and be a leader. to be able to carry out a project focused on vulnerable people and to improve in some way their lives. Being part of this project will be an unforgettable experience and a unique opportunity.The best part is that I can do what I like. My work is very interesting because you can help restore the health of a very small part of the body but of great importance. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project of Preventive and Restorative Oral Health Care in Schoolchildren

We went to rural areas of Ecuador such as Nayon and Baeza. In these places we visit public schools to perform motivation and education about oral health in children and adolescents in these places. We teach oral hygiene techniques in a dynamic and fun way waiting for children to learn about oral care. We perform an individual control of each child reviewing their oral health status and perform small restorative and preventive treatments as much as possible. We provide a quality service to the children and adolescents we treat.

About the Millennium Fellow

My name is Daniela, I am 21 years old I am from Ecuador. I live in the city of Quito and I study dentistry at the University of the Americas. The career of dentistry is very interesting since it focuses on helping the health of a very important part of the human body. I am very interested in being able to offer my knowledge to help improve the oral health of vulnerable people who can not access this type of services in my country. I am a person who is passionate about what he does and I like to do everything in the best possible way trying to help others by giving the best of myself. In my experience helping vulnerable people I have learned a lot and it has made me a better person.

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