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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ANNABELLE GRACE BAMFORD-MAREROA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Griffith University | Brisbane, Australia | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" Trauma-informed pedagogies are an emerging necessity in the modern classroom. However, preservice teachers often have limited opportunities and abilities to manage such complex cases on practical experiences and in initial teacher education. By being a part of the Millennium Fellowship, I hope to bring awareness to the importance of trauma-informed pedagogies on a global level. Furthermore, the skills and collaborative nature of the Fellowship will advocate the need for quality and informed education for all students. I am excited to work collaboratively and expand this project with like-minded Fellows. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Homework Heroes
1 in 4 children are exposed to domestic violence situations; so, they are present in every classroom. Schools and schoolteachers need to be effectively trained in trauma awareness pedagogies to best support these children and eliminate disparities.
As future educators, we are passionate about authentic educational experiences for preservice teachers (PSTs) and fundamentally believe that trauma awareness training should be the norm in teacher education.
Homework Heroes was born from our shared desire in developing our teacher identities to align with sustainable development goal four and Australia's Alice Springs declaration – both of which with the aim for inclusive and equitable education and lifelong learning opportunities for every child, no matter where they live or what kind of learning challenges they face.
About the Millennium Fellow
Annabelle Bamford-Mareroa is studying a Bachelor of Education (Primary) at Griffith University, Australia. Having discovered her passion for trauma-informed pedagogies and community collaboration early on in her degree, Annabelle has actively participated as a mentor and tutor for victims of domestic and family at a local community centre. She is interested in broadening her understanding of these projects and actively pursues research opportunities in this area. Annabelle is currently co-authoring a paper related to her experiences as a mentor with the community centre and its contribution to her teacher identity. She was awarded the Isobel Taylor Award for achievements in education and excellence in professional and community activities.