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 BIYA HAILE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Georgia Institute of Technology | Georgia, United States | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 3

" Becoming a Millennium Fellow will be a driving force to pursue my long-term of the goal of creating ways to help communities. I wanted to make a difference in community building and sustainability projects. The program will provide me information and resources that will help me learn how to impact society at large as well as it will help me in personal development. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Connecting Tech: Refugee Education

Our project’s main goal is to connect Georgia Tech students with refugees and low-income communities from the Atlanta area. We plan to engage students in our community by organizing events to volunteer at local organizations that support refugee communities. We hope to contribute our resources and knowledge on resume building, college applications, computer skills, etc. to help them advance their professionalism. We also plan to increase awareness on our campus about refugees by connecting students to volunteer opportunities and hosting a film viewing. We plan to develop relationships between students and staff at Georgia Tech and refugees that could lead to a long-term partnerships with Georgia Tech. Along with scholastic development, I believe this project will provide the Georgia Tech Community with an opportunity to impact society at large as well as help individuals in personal development and to create diverse relationships.

About the Millennium Fellow

Biya Haile is a Juinor at Georgia Institute of Technology studying Mechanical Engineering as major. He is originally from Ethiopia and came to the United States in May 2015. Currently, working on increasing awareness on our campus about refugees by connecting students to volunteer opportunities. In addition, working a reforestation project in Northeastern of the capital of Ethiopia, with the goal of preserving the indigenous trees.

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