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 MELVIN WAO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

United States International University Africa | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6

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" My interest in this MCF is driven by my passion to make an instrumental change in the lives of children and youths, especially in low-income countries. Through this fellowship, I will gain the leadership skills needed and the right mindset to confidently work toward any unjustness I see in the unprivileged community in order to make an impactful change in my community "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Zeve

This project is committed to alleviating the rapid increase of youths being lost to suicide due to mental health issues by tackling and improving the mental and psychological well being of youths and adolescents. This will be accomplished by promoting mental health awareness and wellbeing, prevention of mental health disorders, and protecting human rights and mental healthcare. This project has been motivated by personal experiences with depression and has been started in honor of Zelio Vera, a friend lost to suicide. With our combined passion in mental health, we hope to create awareness against the stigma through community discussions via social media and other means.

About the Millennium Fellow

Melvin Wao is a self-driven, hard-working, socially conscious, and concerned individual studying Epidemiology and Biostatistics at USIU-A. She has strived to make an impact in her community since she was young. Driven by her passion for children and low-income countries, she has dedicated her time to work alongside members of the community in tackling the poverty situation and empowering youths and children. For example, she was a key member of You Can program which allows for coordination of volunteers and community leaders to assist the community to improve their health, increase the confidence of youths, awareness of mental health, and provide counseling and guidance services.