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 JONATHAN SOKO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University of Zambia | Lusaka, Zambia | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 1
" Refusing to accept things the way that they are is the mother of all inventions. Being a part of the Millennium Fellowship is a step in refusing hunger. The Fellowship will open me up to diverse possibilities in being that individual of positive influence. I believe that the skills that I will gain from the Millennium Fellowship will make my social impact on the lives of many more tangible and aligned with the UNAI principles and SDGs.
I am so excited about finding out new ways of looking at things and how to go about them. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Plexus Agricultural Enterprise
The Plexus Agricultural Enterprise is an agribusiness that is aimed at improving lives in the community through skills and knowledge in poultry farming coupled with vegetable production and aquaculture. It’s focused on promoting sustainable agriculture-a type of agriculture that maintains the ecosystems, progressively improves land and soil quality. Further, this project allows for the production of cheap and health poultry and fish products that not only reduce hunger but also improve the nutrition of the local community and the nation at large.
About the Millennium Fellow
Jonathan Soko is an ambitious, purposeful and young student at the University of Zambia pursuing a Bachelors degree in Medicine and Surgery.
He was born in Zambia and currently resides in the city of Lusaka. Jonathan has desired a hunger-free community since childhood. He knows that hunger usually leads to an unhealthy and an uneducated community.
This desire stems from his experience of being raised by parents who were destitutes and only relying on the fostership of well-wishers in his local area to achieve his goals.
He has participated in some community programmes that improve the livelihood of people and also led a youth club to promote entrepreneurship skills.
Jonathan aspires to continue nurturing his leadership skills and also grow his capacity as a person so as to be a positive impact in the community and world at large thereby contributing to the development of the United Nations' Sustainable Goals.