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 SIKELELA THALITHA GAYA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

University of the Western Cape | Cape Town, South Africa | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2

" I am thrilled to be a Millennium Fellow because it will give me the platform to be able to make the world at large conscious of the importance of Good Health & Well-being to everyday functioning. It took a pandemic like COVID-19 to rattle people into appreciating Good Health & Well-being, which should not be the case. Life is already short, don't make it shorter through ignorance. Health is life and I'll live mine by helping others be conscious of theirs. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Life Project

The Life project requires this cohort of students to engage every week for an hour, to learn ways of investing effectively into the various areas of their lives that contribute to them having good health & well-being. The Project focuses on mainly five factors; Purpose, Diet, Exercise, Rest & Relationships. Through this project students will receive and share information on how to instill these five factors into their lives effectively and healthily so. They will form support groups where they constantly hold each other accountable in taking responsibility over their health and well-being, this will occur through debriefing sessions mostly. The measurable goals with their permission include:
- Checking to see if there is an improvement in their academic performance.
- Checking to see if their physical weight has improved since the beginning of the programme.
- Receiving feedback on the improvement of their social networks since their participation in the programme.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sikelela Thalitha Gaya is a final year student at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. Sikelela is passionate about empowering individuals and strives to have a positive impact in the spaces she occupies. In the pursuit of the aforementioned, her current goals include completing her BA (Sociology, Psychology & English) Degree. With great fervour she will advance the UN SDG no. 3 ( Good Health & Well-being). This Golden Key Honour Society Member enjoys people gazing occasionally.

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