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 MARIYAM FAWZIK, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University College London | London, United Kingdom | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 1
" Being involved in the Millennium Fellowship will facilitate my personal growth. I will be able to collaborate with a diverse group of people who are equally as passionate about this cause, each person having a unique perspective to offer towards a common goal. I look forward to contributing and learning new outlooks so that I may utilize this knowledge to ultimately have a positive impact on people's lives. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Period for Change
This initiative is focused on ridding ‘period poverty’ and any taboos surrounding the topic as well as enocouraging sustainable alternatives.'Period For Change' (PFC) is working towards SDGs 3, 5, and 10. The repercussions of a sanitary product shortage extends to many aspects in a person’s life – whether it is education, work, or just personal comfort. This type of poverty is often overlooked as many of us are in a place of privilege wherein such shortages don’t often occur. Having a period is already a generally difficult and sensitive time, but the added pressure from of a lack of sanitary products would make the whole process far more stressful – to say the least. PFC focuses on ameliorating such 'preventable' circumstances through education,awareness and encouragement of community action.
About the Millennium Fellow
Mariyam Fawzik is an open-minded, determined, and inquisitive Anthropology student at University College London. An ethnically Sri Lankan immigrant born in Germany, who now currently lives and studies in the UK. Her multicultural background has allowed her to have a unique perspective and a deep appreciation of different languages and cultures. She is also passionate about issues surrounding social inequality and therefore, strives to learn more about the different perspectives that other communities have to offer. Through this she wants to contribute and integrate what she has learnt and will learn to meet the UN sustainable goals.