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 REMSLY MESIDOR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Florida International University | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 4
" I am excited to be a Millennium fellow because it will allow me to network and garner support from peers that can relate to my passion for global outreach. We are all children of God, and as a devoted parishioner of my faith, it is my duty to ensure that I do everything in my power to make as little of a change that I can in this ark world that we currently reside. As the president of he community health organizations of student, I believe that I will be able to use to utilize my Millennium Fellowship to expand our global outreach and increase the amount of lives we can change locally and abroad beyond our original intent. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Kits to Aid
The epic hotel's gym features free headphones that hotel guests utilized while exercising but 98% of the time the headphones were being thrown away after being used for less than 40 minutes on average. As they had no system to repurpose or recycle the headphones, I proposed the idea that our organization would retain the headphones to reuse them after sanitizing and repackage them. Most of the money we've raised has been used to refurbish the headphones as they are the bulk of our shipment. We purchased rubbing alcohol and clorox wipes to clean the headphones to a hygenic baseline standard and heavy duty plastic zipper bags to package them. Our efforts have helped to refurbish an estimation of 600 headphones. While it is great that we get to promote sustainability, when we spoke to Amanda Rosado, the member with direct contact to a school in Puerto Rico that we planned to send the headphones to for distribution, she expressed that there were more demands for basic school supplies like notebooks, pencils, crayons, calculators, and first aid kits that the headphones as nice as they are wouldn't fulfill. As such we applied and were granted a GCE grant for $168 which would allow us to purchase the school supplies to send to the school as well as the headphones. Though the grant has been paused due to the pandemic, I hope within august - december 2020 we will be able to utilize the GCE grant to purchase and deliver the supplies to the Escuela Inés María Mendoza. Additionally, my aunt runs an orphanage in Haiti with about 15 children in her private home that we are hoping to allocate the remainder of the supplies to once we have completed our Puerto Rico Project.
About the Millennium Fellow
Remsly Mesidor is pursuing a degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. He is interested in studying global disease prevention, detection, and response. As a Haitian-American student, he has a passion to deliver GlobalHealth to countries and communities with health disparities. Remsly plans to attend a medical school under the Health Professions Scholarship Program upon graduation.