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 JESSE PENG, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Sydney | Sydney, Australia | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3
" I'm excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I have always wanted to be a positive influence to my peers, my community, and the society. I really like what Shunsuke Tsurumi said, “everything youth do are great things.” As long as we youths still have the courage to fight against the unfair and to strive for something better, then we are doing great. So I am so happy to have the opportunity to be a Millennium Fellow and work with so many people with shared values to make the world better. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: The Fred Hollows Foundation
I currently works with The Fred Hollow Foundation, one of the largest non-profit organizations in Australia which aims to put an end to avoidable blindness. It may be surprising to a lot of people that at least one-fifth of the people who are blind do not have to be blind. We believe every eye is valuable, and everyone should have a right to see this beautiful world for themselves.
About the Millennium Fellow
Jesse Peng is a second year student studying in the University of Sydney and majoring in management and finance. Jesse believes in social responsibility and volunteers with multiple non-profit organisations, taking real action to personally impact the community. As an international student in Australia, Jesse is eager to take advantage of this opportunity for self-improvement and to make the 2020 sustainable development goals reality.