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 ZEINA DAGHER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" Ideas serve their best purpose when they're being effectively implemented. As a Millennium Fellow, I'll be able to come up with creative ideas for a project, but also watch them come true in reality, through organized systems and mechanisms, as well as an impeccable team work. Ultimately, I'll be able to watch these ideas make a real difference in people's lives, which truly is the most exciting part of the whole process. "

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

Zeina Dagher is a third-year law student at the St. Joseph University of Beirut. Born and raised in Lebanon, to parents who've devoted their whole careers to the Lebanese public sector, she's always found her biggest motivation in making a positive difference in her Lebanese compatriots' lives, especially in views of the crises this country's been going through. She's the most passionate when it comes to human rights, and particularly women’s rights, which is why she took up studying law. But her thirst for justice doesn't stop at the Lebanese - it extends to international issues, ranging from politics to economics to environment, that she writes about in local newspapers. She never fails to take part in social justice movements, her university’s club activities, or volunteer in relief campaigns. Zeina hopes that her path up till now, including her participation in the Millennium Fellowship program, will allow her to take up a career in which she can advocate for human rights and develop the United Nations’ SDG’s, all while promoting the principles and values of being a true Lebanese.