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 SARA KHALED AL KOUSSA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Lebanese American University | Beirut, Lebanon | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6
" I am eager to be part of the Millennium Fellowship because it will help me adjust my plan to make a bigger impact in Lebanon and the Middle East. It will expose me to great minds of a diverse group of people, which will broaden my vision and give it sustainability. I believe that we all should have equal access to the best quality of health care no matter what race, country, or class. Cancer patients are warriors fighting a fearsome battle, and the least we could do is provide them with weaponry. Therefore, I am committed to aid and expand free cancer centers and cancer supporting NGOs. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Cancer Com. (Cancer Combat in Community)
Cancer Com. (Cancer Combat in Community) aims at joining people with the same problem so that they all benefit from each other. It aims at raising awareness about the disease and the stigmas (through posts on our pages and future Webinars), directing patients to established NGOs that tackle their specific problem, and helping the NGOs (by providing volunteers and access to our Network, reposting their needs on our page and sharing it with contacts that we think could help). Most importantly it is for patients and their families not to feel alone. We all have a story to share, and once they're ready we'll be there to listen.
About the Millennium Fellow
Sara El Koussa is a 21-year-old university student, who is majoring in biology and minoring in psychology. She thrives to try new things and gain new experiences from teaching to researching to volunteering. Driven by her mother's death from inflammatory breast cancer, she is extremely interested and engaged in helping cancer patients from all perspectives (understanding the psychology of the patients, discovering new targeting therapies and helping cancer NGOs).