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 NAFISA ISRAT UDDIN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University of South Florida | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 4
" The Millennium Fellowship allows its fellows to develop three primary characteristics: creativity, empathy, and passion. I find that these three attributes are the most integral to not only executing a successful project, but translating one's leadership and aspirations into tangible work that benefits those in need. I hope to further develop these traits within myself and to encourage other young people and children to have faith in themselves that they have the capacity to improve the world; they simply have to take the leap. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Butterfly Effect
Project Butterfly Effect is an initiative with the aim to encourage youth to get involved with humanitarian causes. Similar to the theory that
shares its name, the project is based on the principle that simple, individual actions can lead to huge impacts. Project Butterfly Effect specifically emphasizes the plight of underprivileged children and will work to galvanize privileged youth to take action
against the obstacles facing underprivileged youth by highlighting a specific issue (for example, lack of access to education), and encouraging young people to
use their talents, have empathy, and develop leadership skills to participate in or create events that directly address the specific issue (for example, creating a charity concert from which proceeds go directly to pay for school textbooks for a orphans at a nonprofit orphanage in Bangladesh).
About the Millennium Fellow
Nafisa Uddin is a driven and passionate pre-medical and international studies student at the University of South Florida. For nearly her entire life, Nafisa has been involved with promoting child rights, gender equality, and equal access to education and healthcare for all. As the child of immigrants, Nafisa’s deep love for her heritage and respect for her parents’ struggles have cemented her unwavering drive to empathize with and help underprivileged people. Throughout high school and currently in college, Nafisa has been involved with several nonprofit organizations and successfully organized several charitable projects, which she plans to continue and expand on in the future. Nafisa aspires to be a physician because she believes that the profession is the embodies the nobility in helping others and would simultaneously like to develop her advocacies further by serving underserved areas and participating in global health diplomacy.