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 JASMIN SOMERS, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Griffith University | Queensland, Australia | Advancing SDG 4, SDG 12, SDG 17 & UNAI 3

" To be a Millennium Fellow is an incredible opportunity. Not only do we learn more skills on how to be an effective leader of change, but the fellowship also provides us with the opportunity to use the skills we learn to develop our individual projects. I am looking forward to working towards my passion of distinguishing healthcare inequity and improving health systems to create a positive change. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Peek-A-Book

Peek-A-Book supports children of refugee and asylum seeker background while utilising a surplus of discarded books. They collect secondhand books from the community, wrap them and sell them with only clues written on the front. These clues give an idea of the genre and type of book that is wrapped, but it does not give away the exact nature of the novel. The wrapped books are sold to raise money for educational resources which are donated to the Multicultural Families Organisation that supports children of refugee and asylum seeker background. The project values are not judging a book by its cover and the importance of environmental sustainability. The measurable outcomes include the number of hours volunteered, the number of books sold, the amount of money raised and also the services the Multicultural Families Organisation is able to provide with our support.

Over the coming few months, the team hopes to deepen the relationship with their partner organisation and reach over 50 young people from asylum seeker and refugee background. They will create a ‘communication’ (video, article) to raise awareness for their project as well as the Multicultural Families Organisation. They will also hold a minimum of 1 stall to sell wrapped books.

About the Millennium Fellow

Inspired by worldwide inequality in healthcare systems, Jasmin Somers has developed a deep passion for catalysing social change. Studying to become a doctor, she hopes to one day be fighting healthcare inequality on the frontline, improving systems to create sustainable change and making a positive difference. Through constantly seeking challenges and finding new opportunities to grow and diversify her knowledge and skillset, Jasmin is motivated and determined to be a driver of change.

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