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 CLAIRE LAUREN DOHERTY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Griffith University | Queensland, Australia | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6

" As an individual with a 'hidden' disability I am passionate about spreading awareness and understanding about those living with disabilities and mental and/or physical health conditions that are not immediately visible to the naked eye. The Millennium Fellowship is a great opportunity for my team and I to work towards our goals by targeting our local community first. Although our steps for change seem small they are necessary building blocks for a brighter future. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Hidden Initiative

The Hidden Initiative, founded by Australian Griffith University students, strives to spread awareness and understanding for those living with disabilities and mental and/or physical health conditions that aren't apparent to the naked eye. By stimulating discussion and increasing the visibility of related support services, The Hidden Initiative aspires to minimise the stigma and feeling of shame felt by those with hidden conditions.

The Hidden Initiative will raise $1,000 to support related organisations, fund scholarships and fund future activities. The Hidden Initiative will also reach 5,000 people through engagement on social media platforms (quantified through likes, comments and followers), primarily through Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

About the Millennium Fellow

Claire Doherty has embarked on a journey to become a millennium fellow with the desire to positively change her community. She herself has a 'hidden' disability, called Auditory Processing Disorder, however believed it was not categorically considered a disability since it was not visible to the naked eye. After attending the 2020 Peace Summit for Emerging Leaders she realised that the lack of awareness and understanding for those living with disabilities and mental and/or physical health conditions that are not apparent visible needs to change. Leading her to apply to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship 2020.

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