ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations. 80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT DAIANA SOL OPPECINI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Florida International University | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 1
" I am incredibly excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship because I believe change starts with any and every small act of kindness. I am looking forward to work alongside students from all over the world who also aim to the betterment of humanity. I firmly believe education is a human right and it should be made available to all communities equally. I have hope that someday this will be the case and I am happy to even be such a small part of this process. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Equity in Health Education
Those in rural settings are at a greater risk for poor health outcomes, especially when related to children. This project focuses on helping a very rural community in Formosa, Argentina. The kids in the community do not have access to basic needs (Daiana learnt some go to school barefoot, and others collect meals on plastic bags or plastic bottles for lack of containers, etc). The community relies on a little rural school and rural hospital that go above and beyond to do what they can to help. She will focus on collecting donations for linens and other items for the hospital that they so desperately need plus donations for the local school for clothing and shoes for the kids. Simultaneously, the Fellow will develop an educational booklet (appealing and easy to read for the children) on the importance of personal hygiene to protect the community from the spread of illness such as Covid-19. Daiana's aim is to eventually have these and other age-appropriate informational booklets distributed to the community at large. Also, she have been talking to a local laboratory about partnering to get at least 100 COVID-19 test donated to this rural community.
About the Millennium Fellow
Daiana Oppecini is a Natural and Applied Sciences student at Florida International University. Originally from Argentina, she grew up seeing neglected rural communities with scarce resources and access to education. She firmly believes access to education is a human right and can not only open many doors for these communities, but it can also prevent the spread of disease.