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 TENDAI DARA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

National University of Science and Technology | Bulawayo, Zimbabwe | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

" I am so excited to be part of the Millennium Fellowship because it is a great opportunity for me to work with diverse groups of people and to make an impact in the African community. I also like the fact that l will be working with like minded young people. I believe that with education the world will never go hungry so l am working flat out to ensure that education becomes accessible everywhere. l have made a commitment that l will die for this thirsty to ensure that quality education is accessible. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Pillar of Hope Foundation

The Pillar of Hope Foundation provides educational scholarships to less privileged students inform of stationery and tuition fees. Our goal is to provide at least 1500 scholarships by 2020 and to help in improving access to quality education in Zimbabwe. Our mission is clear, we want to help the vulnerable children to realize their dreams despite their poor family backgrounds. We have already started working with schools from remote rural areas and with more resources coming we intend to expand our impact to at least 20 schools and 5 children’s homes. We also intend to work with children living in the streets and help them to create a better future for themselves. We will do this through community outreaches and also talent discovery boot camps in rural areas where we spend a weekend with children exposed to various challenges and we then try to draw them closer to their passion and gifts. We also have annual annual dinners where we award the most excelling vulnerable children within our network.

About the Millennium Fellow

Tendai Dara is a 3rd year student studying accounting at the National University of Science and Technology in Zimbabwe and the founder of Pillar of Hope Foundation.He is a young leader who is passionate about advancing the attainment of the Sustainable Development goals.He is also a Global Peace Ambassador with the Global Peace Chain.Being a member of multiple youth organizations across the world has made is name a well known brand across the world.Tendai Dara is also an author and motivational speaker.

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