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 ZULAIKHA ZAINAL EFENDI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

King's College London | London, United Kingdom | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9

" Being a leader and project manager can often be intimidating and burdensome. The Millennium Fellowship programme creates an ecosystem where student leaders globally can inspire and support each other, magnifying the impact each person can bring to the table. I am honoured to be given the chance to be part of that ecosystem. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Tote

As the world drowns in plastic, Project Tote aims to reduce plastic consumption by encouraging the use of reusable carriers, specifically tote bags, when shopping. The two biggest issues in London are leeways in regulations against small grocery stores and the fact that some shoppers just forget to bring their reusable bags, or do an unplanned shopping trip, thus having to buy plastic bags. To combat this, Project Tote aims to build tote bag stations at residences or inside small grocery stores for people to borrow or donate tote bags with zero hassle! Through advertisements and notes, the project also aims to raise awareness on the importance of cutting single use plastic. The measurable goal by end of 2019 is to set up 3 tote bag stations, starting with the area in Elephant and Castle.

About the Millennium Fellow

Zulaikha Zainal is a second year undergrad at King's College London, studying Politics Philosophy Law. She uses her skills and experiences in writing and project management to forward the causes she holds close to heart, specifically the environment, economic equity, youth, and women. Outside of school and her commitments as Vice President of Women in Leadership and Founder of iMPAK (a non-profit journalism club), Zulaikha spends most of her time reading, writing fiction, watching Friends and Stranger Things on Netflix, and walking around London.

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