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 SAMIR MOUKHEIBER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" Being a Millennium Fellow is a superb opportunity for me to give back to my incredible people back here in Lebanon.
It is my own way of doing something for my country during these times of crisis, and for the Lebanese youth which is experiencing a massive brain drain...
Our goal will be to counter that brain drain and invest in local human capital. "

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

Samir Moukheiber is a Lebanese law student who works part-time as a journalist in local media. His firm beliefs in human rights and global multilateralism led him to participate in Model UN in his country, and now in the Millennium Fellowship program. Since he was a child, his dreams revolved around acting for change in a country that has known too much oppression and death. His love for freedom, peace and life made him very vocal about the danger that terrorist organizations and their allies whether in Lebanon or beyond its borders (dictatorships) represent for the Lebanese people. One of these dangers is the massive brain drain happening right now and which must be countered, not just for the sake of it but in a dignified and convincing way for the young men and women that are leaving the country. A way that would give them a real chance of staying and investing their skills in their country, with one big motivation and drive: they could be tomorrow's leaders and they might actually improve this country's terrible situation, in order for their children to finally live in peace in this cursed yet so beautiful region.