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 FRANCESCA DE NES, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Lynn University | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I grew up in Guatemala in a privileged environment while thousands of people live below the poverty line. I went to a distinguished school that brought me many opportunities but most of the population depends on low funded public schools with dirt floors and inadequate teaching supplies. My goal is to help bridge that gap with the help of the Millennium Fellowship by building better schools through the ecobricks initiative. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: EcoBricks
I have created a partnership with Solomon Mugambe to help him build his school, Little Dreamers Academy, in Uganda. He wants to build it with ecobricks and I will help him form new partnerships as well as help with crowdfunding for the school.
About the Millennium Fellow
Francesca De Nes is a senior at Lynn University majoring in Political Science and minoring in Multimedia Journalism. She was born to an English mother and Guatemalan father and has lived in Germany, Denmark, Guatemala and the United States. She is an editor for the student run newspaper iPulse and is passionate about working in social enterprises. During the summer of 2019, De Nes interned at the non-profit Costa Rican based organization Bean Voyage that works with small holder women coffee producers.