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 YOHANNES AKIEL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

The University of Texas at San Antonio | Texas, United States | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 9

" I am beyond excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship because of the opportunity that it provides me with to serve my community with the help of other like-minded students. I believe that it is important to give back in any way possible because the communities that we live in are in a way, responsible for who we are, so giving back is the least we can do for the people and communities that have shaped us. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Reducing Food Insecurity with Food Waste

My project will be advancing the Zero Hunger SDG and will take place on my school's campus. I plan to create a partnership between our campus's cafeteria and food pantry to help reduce the food that is wasted. To do this, I envision repurposing the food wasted into packaged meals that would be donated to the food pantry and/or offered for a discounted price. A measurable goal I have for this project is to start off by donating 50 packaged meals a week to the food pantry and increasing that number as needed.

About the Millennium Fellow

Yohannes Akiel is a sophomore studying Biomedical Engineering. His family is from Ethiopia, but he was born in Dallas, TX. He has a strong passion for helping people in any way that he can and giving back to the community is something he has always loved doing.

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