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 ALISON MARIE CHILCOTT, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I believe in the power of students with passions and I am eager to see all of the projects and ideas that other Fellows are working on. It is a great opportunity to work with a community that is so diverse but so like-minded in the change we want to see in the world. I am working to ensure that young girls have adequate access to education through providing sustainable feminine hygiene products in areas with limited access. No one should be limited in their educational pursuits, and I believe that this is one step that can be taken for gender education equality. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Sustain Equal Education
Sustain Equal Education strives to provide young women and girls in rural communities in Honduras with access to education by providing sustainable, reusable feminine hygeine products to these students. The kits will include all things needed for a menstrual cycle for about six years, and are sewed by hand by Days for Girls. Allowing girls the ability to go to school throughout the year will benefit not only them, but local and even worldwide communities. Women have a place at every table, and Sustain Equal Education aims to ensure that they have the resources necessary to gain that seat.
About the Millennium Fellow
Alison Chilcott is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh studying Biology, French, and Sociology. She is from a small suburb outside of Cleveland, Ohio and loves painting, traveling, and volunteering. At school, she is the president of Global Medical Brigades, is a PI for a French audiology research project, works as a tutor, and enjoys running on campus. She has attended two trips to Tegucigalpa, Honduras where she worked with and shadowed local medical doctors and professionals. It was there that she gained an interest in gender equality in education and began this project.