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 SALWA MANSURI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University College London | London, United Kingdom | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" I am extremely excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship Class of 2020. Young people have incredible potential to not only create change individually but also galvanise their peers effectively. I have had the opportunity to work with young people across my campus and beyond who have such unique leadership styles and leadership qualities that are unconventional. It is only when we pool these qualities and perspectives together, can we maximize impact. The Millennium Fellowship will serve as an invaluable opportunity for me learn more about leadership for the SDGs and derive solutions that are interdisciplinary in nature. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Re(foryou)gees
Re(foryou)gees is an organization that works towards eradicating the stigma that characterizes refugees as “job-stealers” or “economic leeches” of the host country. We aim to eradicate this stigma not only on the university campus but also in the city of London (where the campus is based). Our aim is to connect with and inspire university students especially in refugee concentrated areas globally. We train and employ refugees that have recently been naturalized to convert urban waste materials into sustainable educational materials. For instance, tetrapacks are converted to tables and chairs and newspapers to plastic bottles, extra-print paper is bound together to form books. Refugees use their professional skillsets to convert these materials through entrepreneurship. These materials are then sold to schools and funding raised to improve quality of education for refugee students.