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 CHERLY ABOU CHABKE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

St. Joseph University | Beirut, Lebanon | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 5

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" Growing up in a country still dealing with the ramifications of a 15 year civil war has left me passionately curious about the correlation of a society’s growth and the power of the youth. This program will put youngsters at the center of the solutions and will allow them to come up with creative resolutions that lay at the intersections of law, ethics, science, politics, and economics. The country is grappling with unprecedented challenges, and I believe that the only way to address them is through educating the youth and empowering them because education is our only hope for a better future. I look forward to sharing ideas on how to transform Lebanon into the prosperous nation it once was and hopefully be able to witness myself and others playing a part in making our country a better place. I want to prove through Millenuim Fellowship, that Lebanon is not just chaos unfolding, it is also unmatched potential, in terms of talent, abilities, kindness and moralities. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Darbak

Darbak is an independent student led initiative that the Millennium Fellows of the St. Joseph University plan to lead throughout the Felllowship program period with an estemated outreach of 300 to 400 people (depending on the rapidly degrading situation in lebanon which will hopefully not interfere). Our aim is to provide orientation for carreers, universities and scholarships available to lebanese students seeing as with the lack of ressources abd current political climate they often feel trapped in their current situations and do not see the possibility to access higher quality education because of the lack means outside of Beirut (the capital) and its suburbs.

About the Millennium Fellow

Cherly Abou Chabke is an ambitious and passionate undergraduate Law student at Saint Joseph University in Beirut. She is also a journalist for "The Phoenix Daily", "l’Orient le Jour", and her faculty’s paper where she approaches topics from a legal point of view. She has particular experience working in research, human rights and social studies.Her devotement for exposing the world through its truest facets juxtaposes with her passion for using education as a tool to untangle the myriad human and economic factors that cripple the progress of her home country Lebanon, the region, and other struggling social orders around the globe. Cherly's strong involvement in Model UN enhanced her sense of leadership and spurred her interest in international relations and the interdependence of nations in today’s world. Taking part in various Model UN conferences over the years, be it Global Classrooms International in New York City or Harvard Model UN in Boston, has really molded and shaped her personality, and enhanced her intellectual flexibility and maturity in fields that truly inspire her. In developing her knowledge and creating content within this subject, Cherly's goal has always been to raise awareness about the crucial issues in the world that very often go overlooked.