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.

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

American University of Beirut | Beirut, Lebanon | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6

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" I'm excited to take part in an accelerator fellowship that is there to outline a leadership vision I aspire to perceive. I am keen that this fruitful opportunity will embark on exquisite student innovation for the SDG's, and this is quite remarkable! "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Promoting Women's Participation in Politics

"Promoting Women’s Participation in Politics" aims to educate a group of students, age 16 to 18 years old, from public vocational schools about gender discrimination and stereotyping in Lebanon. It will specifically tackle the Lebanese patriarchal mentality regarding women’s role in politics and the laws that are marginalizing women’s rights. This will be done through organized debates which will help the students express their opinions and thoughts in a civilized way on such issues. The goal by February 2020 is to graduate our first cohort of participants, and hopefully, initiate a debate club to ensure the project's sustainability.

About the Millennium Fellow

Ola Ezzeddine is a senior civil and environmental engineering student at the American University of Beirut. Ola is a certified trainee in several leadership workshops, including leading oneself and communication across cultures. She interned as an exchange student in Serbia earlier this summer and now serves as treasurer for the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience. Being an indulged student in campus activities, she is now taking on her personal interest in politics into action; Ola hopes to promote Lebanese female participation in debates and political action.