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 PHALO MAGQAZA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

University of the Western Cape | Cape Town, South Africa | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it is a great opportunity for me to transform the lives of those who are vulnerable and it also gives me a chance to make young people see that education is meant to bring about change and development in their lives. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Access to higher education

"Access to higher education" is a project focused on helping students gain access to higher education and making something of their lives and making them aware about that education is not only about academics but it is also about self improvement and society improvement. Phalo hopes to help students coming from rural areas gain access to higher education and educate them about the career paths they can take. The aim of the project is to bring information that is not available to rural children to be available to them so they can make informed choices about their lives and career paths . What Phalo would like to accomplish from August to December is to ensure that about 2,000 students from rural areas have secured spaces in tertiary institutions and also that they have full information about what they are going to do in the following year.

About the Millennium Fellow

Phalo Magqaza was born in the eastern cape in a small town called Cala in a rural area called Manzimahle.He is the first born of his parents and has one sister. He studied his lower grades in the same rural area in a school called Enduku fss and went on to finish his secondary education in a rural boarding school called Ntsonkotha. In 2020 he enrolled in the University of the Western Cape to study the bachelor of commerce. Phalo's life has always revolved around rural areas that is where his spirit of wanting to help people started. Phalo comes from a very poverty striken area where only few students are able to make something meaningful of their lives hence Phalo saw a need to become a Millennium fellow so as to help the kids from his rural area be able to make something impactful about their lives.

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