ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT RITA KANAZEH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Florida International University | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 10

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" “The notion of helping others you do not know is more significant than those you do know. Being a Millennium Fellow is such an honor and a beautiful opportunity to impact the world. As a student who is passionate about global health, being able to contribute to SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being gives me goosebumps, as I might be the reason that someone is either alive or improving their health condition—and this is the most rewarding thought I could ever dream of.” "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Beirut: Money For Medicine

The purpose of this project and fundraiser is to purchase medication, preferably over the counter, in order to send to a pre-registered list of families in Lebanon. With an ongoing economic crisis that has hindered access to a steady income and has caused a shortage of medication in pharmacies, my project focuses on being able to donate directly to the average Lebanese citizen impacted by the current situation in the country. The instability of the state has put their health at risk. I have been raising money through donations and by selling a variety of Lebanese foods in my university. I am purchasing the medicine, sending it to Lebanon, and distributing it to families on the ground.

About the Millennium Fellow

Rita Kanazeh is an energetic and motivated student at Florida International University, who is double majoring in Biology and International Relations. She was born in the United States and currently lives in Florida. Being raised an American-Lebanese, she always found herself immersed in the Lebanese culture, with a yearning desire to help Lebanon as she never stems away from her roots. Rita is passionate and expressive of the future waiting for her—working in global health. As she has completed various volunteering and internships, Rita always aims to educate herself and empower others on the importance of public health and the environment.