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 KIMBERLY WONG, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Griffith University | Queensland, Australia | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 9
" I am passionate about the relationship between people and the environment and aspire to change the way that people perceive consumption. The Millennium Fellowship will provide invaluable networks and training to grow and improve my ability create social impact. I am excited to be surrounded by like-minded individuals that will inspire and challenge me along the journey. Driven by my desire to connect with people and my curiosity about the environment I have made a commitment to share the effects of irresponsible consumerism and to explore alternatives in a way that will create a sense of community. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Nine Lives
Whilst the dangers of pollution and material waste become a growing concern, it is imperative that people become more aware of the effects of irresponsible consumerism and fast fashion. Nine Lives is a grassroot led initiative that embodies community as a means of social change. In hopes to educate, empower and connect people, Nine Lives will explore clothes swapping and upcycling as a reimagined way of consuming. By leveraging the influential social media platforms, Facebook and Instagram, Nine Lives hopes to reach 500 followers and hold 4 online workshops that each reach 20 people. Nine Lives also wishes to cautiously navigate these unprecedented times and will attempt to create a close-knit community of at least 10 people who will commit to using clothes swapping as their main source of fashion consumption.
About the Millennium Fellow
Kimberly Wong is studying a Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning and a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Marine Biology at Griffith University. Passionate about community engagement and the environment, she is currently the Events Coordinator of Griffith ENACTUS and is a volunteer with Humpbacks and High-Rises. Seeking ways to address climate change and inspire action amongst youth, she is assisting with several climate initiatives as a Global Shaper at the Gold Coast Hub. Kimberly uses her commitment as a Humanitarian Affairs Peace Ambassador to showcase the hopeful outcomes of her endeavours and to share the message of peace.