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 NIGEL MQONDISI NYATHI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
National University of Science and Technology | Bulawayo, Zimbabwe | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" I believe collaboration is key and a perfect collaboration is born when one meets other like minded individuals. This is the network where young minds come together and exchange skills and knowledge to come up with sustainable solutions to our global predicaments. I am very much honoured to be part of the global game changers and this will always motivate me to continue impacting lives to create a better world for many. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: DigLit
DigLit Foundation is an organisation that aims to improve digital literacy to promote quality education for all and prepare students for the advancing and modernising world. This is to enable developing countries to at least achieve industry three (digitization). By ensuring the availability of basic digital learning resources like the internet and computers, they will have more potential to also contribute positively to the modern world.
By November 2020 we want to mobilize resources to train individuals in digital literacy and implement the digital hub in one school and one community impacting over 1000 individuals. Digital hubs include computers , internet connection and solar power(for communities without power).
The long term goal is to have atleast one digital hub in all the 10 provinces of Zimbabwe and also expanding the initiative to other developing countries like Zambia and Malawi.
About the Millennium Fellow
Nigel Nyathi is an undergraduate student at the National University of Science and Technology studying Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. He is currently serving as the president of the Elevate Club, Enactus Nust.Nigel is a cofounder of Young Inventors Club and successfully mentored young innovators at the SanBio hackathon held in November 2018 at the CSIR convention center in Pretoria, South Africa. Nigel believes in innovation as the foundation for the solutions for our problems.