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 KAREN KADIR KAMEO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Nova Southeastern University | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9
" Being a Millennium Fellow will allow me to have the opportunity of reaching out to more people on the causes I am passionate about as well as provide me better and effective ways of addressing those causes. I love being committed to my work, as long as I am knowing that some lives out there are benefitting from my efforts and their futures are in a brighter place than before. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Serving With A Smile!
Serving With A Smile! aspires to sponsor accomodations and educate on dental hygiene for the highly marginalized, orphaned children in Bangladesh. These children, taken under the Dhaka Ahsania mission, are disadvantaged and do not have family to return to. Moreover, they may not have proper equipment to maintain oral hygiene, placing them in a compromised state and increasing their chances of developing oral diseases.
This project will give them an opportunity to have access to education, a support system, and medical care. It will allow them to gain mentors and adult figures that will provide them with the nurturing and care they deserve.
The accommodations will account for their education, meals, clothes, healthcare related items, and other necessities the children may need. The cost to accommodate each child will be approximately $65 USD. We are aiming to cover the costs for a minimum of 50 kids for the duration of a month. To do this, we will raise $3,250 USD for the Dhaka Ahsania Mission. We will also educate the children on proper oral health through video presentations and raise funds to provide 50 dental hygiene kits for 50 kids.
We hope to surpass our goal and support as many children as possible.
About the Millennium Fellow
Karen Kameo is an undergraduate honors student majoring in Chemistry with a minor in Public Health. Upon graduation, Karen plans to attend medical school and become a doctor. A Bangladeshi-American, Karen is passionate about community involvement and helping those in need. Since she has traveled frequently to Bangladesh, Karen has seen devastating situations street children are faced with and wants to utilize different opportunities to alleviate their struggles to help them lead a brighter future. Karen is involved in several organizations on her campus as well as different initiatives, such as advocating for religious equity and mental health awareness.