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 DANIEL DAVID TREVIÑO COLUNGA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Universidad de Monterrey | Monterrey, Mexico | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 9
" I am thrilled to be part of the 2020 Millennium Fellowship generation because it presents me an opportunity to collaborate with other young leaders who seek to make the world a better place, which will provide me the skills and knowledge to polish my project in order to create a social impact, and help fight hunger and malnutrition in my community. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Sampa: Ending Hunger
Every 4 seconds somebody around the world dies from starvation or malnutrition. This project seeks to eradicate that problem. The baseline of this dream is to create a sustainable scheme in which a non-perishable, extremely affordable and nutritious food supplement will be created to help assist communities in extreme poverty to aid them with their diets. This meal will act as a food supplement, made from a combination of endemic ingredients, seeking to make the Sampa affordable, easily recreated and nutritious.
This project was originally designed for communities in need located in northern Mexico, where grains and legumes are very common, therefore a thorough investigation was conducted in order to find the best ingredients to make the Sampa. Thanks to this the final Sampa model was created, which provided the following nutrients (the percentages shown are based on a 2000 calorie diet): protein (48%), dietary fiber (76%), potassium (29%), iron (43%), and other vitamins such as vitamin B6 (26%), A (6%) and C (26%), along with many other essential nutrients. The recommended serving is of 3 spheres, which end up costing less than 15 US cents.
The goal of this project is not only distributing this product but also to teach the communities how to make this supplement. This product is also nonperishable (it lasts with its properties for over 5 years), therefore a stock could be made (when the ingredients are available) in order to be consumed when most needed. An emergency could happen at any time, and this project could help save hundreds or even thousands of families from starvation. The goals I hope to accomplish by December 2020 is to generate a Sampa recipe for 3 different communities, and if the Covid-19 pandemic allows it, travel to Galeana, where the project will be implemented in mid-October, and then another visit would be conducted in December to analyze the results. The long-term goals for this project are to be in 20 different communities in Mexico by 2023, and expand internationally by 2025.
About the Millennium Fellow
Daniel David Treviño Colunga is a sophomore student at Universidad de Monterrey, studying economics. Since he was little he felt the urge to change the world around him, which led him to participate in numerous national and international projects, focusing on teaching math and martial arts to kids in difficult situations, besides leading expeditions to aid marginalized communities in need in México.
Daniel seeks to combine his passion for aiding needed communities, cooking and the economy in his future goals, and is looking forward to collaborating with other Millennium Fellows to learn from their achievements.