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 ZWILE ZUNGU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of the Western Cape | Cape Town, South Africa | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" Working with Millennium Fellowship will provide me with an amazing opportunity and platform to continue impacting young people who will be tomorrow's game changers. I am passionate about quality education because it provides one with knowledge for a lifetime. The only thing hindering the young from this is the lack of opportunities and I have dedicated my life to create accessible opportunities for all which are not restricted by race, gender, and religion. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Don't look back initiative
Don't look back initiative, is a project mainly focusing on empowering secondary school learners from underprivileged communities by motivating them on the importance of education and what they can do to achieve their goals through education. The project is effective in a few schools based on the rural areas in South Africa. It assists them through equipping them with study skills and to choose their careers based on their abilities. Further to that, it introduces them to the cyber world because most of them lack the resources and knowledge. The completing class is assisted with their online university and bursary applications.
The initiative is estimated to impact close to 1000 students on different aspects ranging from motivation to applications.
About the Millennium Fellow
Zwile Zungu is a final year Bsc Medical Bioscience student at the University of the Western Cape. He grew up in Eswatini a third world country in Africa. Inspired by his background, passion, integrity, empathy and compassion he dedicated his life to assist educationally deprived young people.