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 NOMPUMELELO NOKUTHULA MKHIZE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of the Western Cape | Cape Town, South Africa | Advancing SDG 8 & UNAI 2
" I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship, an organisation that values humanity through action. I am keen to work hand-in-hand with like minded individuals in creating a more sustainable environment for all life on earth. While also upholding equality, economic and technological developments that solve societal challenges. I believe that we can all make our mark, a positive difference, and a good legacy for those to come. I look forward to solving everyday problems and encouraging development, through technology; while also increasing accessibility to holistic health care for all. The world need you and I to make a decision today, to take a step, no matter how small, in the right direction, then and only then will we see change. This is our call to action. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: To-Action Project
To-Action Project aims to create a platform for students entrepreneurs within higher learning institutions, empowering them by assisting their businesses to reach a greater market/audience. Thus, encouraging economic development within the youth of South Africa; where many students balance their studies with business in order to support not only themselves but their families as well. Nompumelelo aims to begin with publicising a website that contains all/most of the businesses that are available within the University of the Western Cape (UWC) by December 2020, and in this assisting all the parties involved to reach more consumers; then later expanding to other universities as well, and potentially developing an app for greater accessibility.
About the Millennium Fellow
Nompumelelo Mkhize is a humanitarian who aims to leave a positive mark on this earth. She believes that true success is attained through the smile of another. Her motto is thus "Knowing that one life has breathed easier because you have lived -that is to have succeeded" (a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson). Her love for the health science field of study, altruism, and her creative problem-solving abilities have led her to pursue a BSc degree in Occupational Therapy (OT). As a professional therapist Nompumelelo hopes to assist people with physical, cognitive, and developmental challenges etc. she aims to advocate and provide a voice to those who need to be heard. She hopes to assist in reducing the prevalence of social and occupational injustices within her community and society at large. Nompumelelo also engages in nonprofit organisations and societies (such as Enactus, OTIS, OTC, WIT etc.) that provide community-wide solutions in a practical manner. She volunteers often, but most of all, she works towards empowering humanity as she believes that through unity, people have the power and capability to create the change they hope to see in the world.