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 AGI SIRRA SALLAH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Salisbury University | Maryland, United States | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6
" Support and encouragement are two things many in our generation lack, especially our underprivileged young girls and women. These are factors that could make or break an individual. My work with this fellowship focuses on helping the underprivileged and oppressed, not merely in ways that impact them financially, but in ways that will impact their self-esteem and confidence. A crucial part in becoming successful at what one does is to have confidence and the belief that one is capable of said success. Therefore, I hope to encourage, support, and motivate various individuals with this project and catalyze the understanding that women do in fact deserve equal rights. I understand the struggle of being underpirviledged, breaking free of the oppression and acheiving goal I merely dream of is what drives me. If my work can help just one girl whose self-esteem is low and help her understand that she is capable of anything, I will be content. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Women's Empowerment Paint Nights
My project focused on empowering women. During the paint nights, participants received paint supplies and we painted things we felt symbolized women empowerment. We discussed women who inspire us and our experiences facing inequality in any form. At the end of each session, especially the last paint night, we were able to find ways to remain motivated in order to acheive our goals with the odds stacked against us as minority women in the world.
We've also decided to give back to people in our community and will be donating a box of non-perishable food items and a box of feminine products to our local homeless shelter as a way to positively impact someone else after our motivating paint nights.
About the Millennium Fellow
Agi Sirra Sallah is a pre-law student double majoring in Political Science and International Studies, with a minor in German. She is a student at Salisbury University and is in the process of completing her last semester as an undergraduate student. Agi Sirra is fluent in English, German, and Wolof. She is part of many campus organizations, two of which she is the president - Model United Nations and German Club. She's had many years of experience in Model UN since high school which she continued in college. She attended international schools throughout her life and has lived in The Gambia, Germany, and The United States, hence she is working diligently toward a career in International and Human Rights law. Agi Sirra believes that the key to better global relations is empathy, an emotion she feels is often undermined but could create a better world with more kindness for all of mankind.