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 SONALI DANE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.
University of Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 8 & UNAI 10
" “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa.
This quote really resonates with me, and I hope that being a Millennium Fellow will empower me to create these small but significant changes to help refugees. I'm excited and inspired by the great stories of other fellows, and seek to learn from the 5500+ alumni as my role models. Magic happens when you are in a community that shares similar passions and I can't wait to be a part of this! "
Millennium Fellowship Project: GLOME
GLOME is a mobile and web app that expedites the refugee resettlement process by integrating mass texting with automatic language translations, automated reminders, Google map directories and ESL resources. Case workers at these agencies can engage in 2-way communication with clients from many nationalities. Likewise, refugees can also message each other to start conversations, even if they speak different languages.
About the Millennium Fellow
Hi! My name is Sonali Dane and I'm a rising senior at Wharton majoring in Marketing, Management and Business Analytics. I'm half Indian half Vietnamese, and have lived in Vietnam for 16 years before college.
Ever since I participated in the Hult Prize 2016, I have become fascinated in developing solutions to mitigate the refugee crisis. Meeting refugees and hearing their stories firsthand is a powerful reminder that they are more than just statistics. I hope that our project GLOME will help refugees assimilate quicker into their new homes for a positive fresh start to their lives.