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 ANAYA PATEL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Nova Southeastern University | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 1

" I am so excited to be able to work with the Millennium Fellowship this upcoming semester. I think this is such an amazing opportunity for college students to give back to the community and help the United Nations to work towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. I am so passionate about helping young school girls in Tanzania obtain sanitary napkins as that is difficult for them to get and I think this is a great network to do this through. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Purple Box Project

This project help raise awareness and money for school girls in Tanzania. These girls do not have the means to provide themselves with sanitary napkins. Therefore, they miss an average of 20% of the school year, which eventually leads to them dropping out because of poor academic and sporting performances. This issue continues the cycle of poverty in third world countries that prevent these young girls from becoming their community's next teachers, doctors, nurses, etc. This was started by a local woman in Tanzania who would put purple boxes in local grocery stores to collect sanitary napkins that she would eventually, give to the local schools. She used the color purple because that is the color that represents the empowerment of women. She wanted to bring awareness to this issue and help from the U.S. because she believes not many people are cognizant of this. Both of her parents were born and raised in East Africa, so this project holds a special place in her heart.

About the Millennium Fellow

Anaya Patel is from Tampa, Florida and a Biology Major and Public Health Minor student at Nova Southeastern University. Anaya is looking to obtain a career in the medical field, specifically in Anesthesia. Anaya loves to travel with family, play tennis and go on runs in the neighborhood.

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