ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 805 Millennium Fellows. 

During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 96,705 hours and their 422 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 564,366 people worldwide.

UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT AYA YOUSEF, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

American University of Beirut | Beirut, Lebanon | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

" As a Millennium Fellow, I believe that I will definitely be able to achieve my plans set for my initiative. Being part of this program, I will have the opportunity to empower youth in their technical skills. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: PalesTech

Palestech is a students' initiative that focuses on making a project-based training program that plants the seed of social entrepreneurship in young refugees through engaging them in the hands-on creation of technology to solve real problems in their society thus transforming them into social innovators. Through our programs, we focus on teaching participants new technology to use in their suggested solutions.

During the fellowship period, we are planning to achieve the following:

1. A series of hackathons in multiple refugee camps in Lebanon (Using Web-development technology)
2. A presentation event where all participants from different campus will be gathered in one place to present their ideas and projects and compete on awards
3. Providing support for the winning teams to continue working on their solution projects
4. Create a network for social innovators to share their ideas
5. Publishing an Online Platform that will teach technological courses with Arabic content

About the Millennium Fellow

Aya Youssef is a second-year architecture student at the American University of Beirut. Since high school, Aya was an active student who worked on serving the community. In 2018, she started the first coding club at her UNRWA school. At university, Aya worked on and volunteered in organizing multiple programs and workshops for youth. In 2018, she was able to help more than 30 students to receive full university scholarship by guiding them. She coordinated the support program in "ToRead" and worked on making a database of the available scholarships in Lebanon.

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