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 LWANDO MAKINANA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

University of the Western Cape | Cape Town, South Africa | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 1

" I am excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship as it presents me the opportunity to share spaces with people who hold the same values and sentiments as I do when it comes to creating a better world. Most importantly I get to play an active role in elevating the lives of my fellow Africans through the eradication of poverty, I believe that targeting poverty results in a multi-faced array of development and I seek to achieve that. In doing so, being an inspiration to fellow young people and a catalyst of change and betterment. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Maize and Cassava Project

This is a project that seeks to form part in aiding the government's effort to eradicating the main contributors to the poverty crisis that exists in Africa. It is based on a holistic approach to making this a reality, at the heart of this projects pillars is eradicating Food scarcity, development of education, and the protection of the environment. This project is multi-dimensional and yet not too complex for the community it is to be implemented in. It seeks to promote the aiding of poor people through the provision of food and essential products. Such not only achieved through donors but through drives that promote community engagement and awareness. Further the provision of books to struggling government schools and broadening the learning experiences of learners outside of the basic learning curriculum. Lastly, creating of environmental awareness but now putting emphasis on the interactive and practical ways to involve the community and young people creating actual change

About the Millennium Fellow

Lwando is an undergraduate student, doing a Bachelor of Administration majoring in Politics& Public administration. Lwando holds leadership aspirations that seek to bring about tangible & sustainable development to communities and in turn the world as a whole through the elimination of poverty & hunger.

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