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 SUAD AHMED SALIHS, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Cape Coast | Cape Coast, Ghana | Advancing SDG 6 & UNAI 6
" I am so passionate about giving a voice to the voiceless and the marginalized in society. I believe there is so much they can contribute if given the opportunity and guidance. I believe that when people with disabilities are provided the right mentorship and also acceptance, they can do amazingly excellent. Everyone has something to offer and disability shouldn’t prevent us from seeing them. Not everyone gets lucky to have people believing in their dreams and I don’t want luck to be a determinant of people’s fate so I want to be the one that believes in everyone. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: University water sanitation project
I’m embarking on this project to provide access to quality water for students in the University Halls of Residence. The source of water to the university is from a very reputable source. However, the supply line through which the water is delivered gets contaminated before it is delivered. This exposes the water to the clay and other impurities colorizing the water. My team and I hope to raise $800 to buy filters to be fixed in all the halls of residence in the university. 5000-7000 lives will be positively impacted. The first phase of this project will impact 1200 lives.
About the Millennium Fellow
Suad Ahmed Salihs is a Kufour Scholar reading BSc psychology at UCC. She is a member of Aiesec and also working with the SRC and NUGs UCC to ensure the Welfare of student. She is passionate about advocating for the disabled and also educating people about disability to achieve a fully inclusive society. She has received awards for her outstanding academic performance every semester. She volunteers most of the time at social welfare centers for the disabled. She has interned at the National Commission for Civic Education and also with the African Research Academy for Women