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 JABU SONGEZIWE SETI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University of the Western Cape | Cape Town, South Africa | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 1
" I am excited for the opportunity to learn from others within the Millennium Fellowship community and have this experience help me evolve wholesomely. Millennium Fellowship offers students the opportunity to not only grow intellectually but also offers up a space whereby their social impact vision can be applied in a more tangible and functional structure. I hope to accomplish great things by being part of this fellowship. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: No Child Left Behind
My project involves tutoring students from grade 1 to grade 3 in Numeracy and Literacy (English and Mathematics). I believe early student development in both these subjects is important as many students go to primary school struggling with maths and literacy, which affects them academically long term. I wanted to help these children out because sometimes school may not be a comfortable environment for students to open up about such issues because they fear being a laughing stock amongst their peers. I wanted to create a safe environment for them in which they can also help one another with where they struggle and that they feel comfortable enough to be able to not only ask questions, without feeling like failures, but for them to also understand the work and learn how easy things are when you are outside from the pressure of a classroom.
About the Millennium Fellow
Jabu Seti is a wise, altruistic and intellectually gifted law student at the University of the Western Cape. She was born in the province of the Eastern Cape and currently resides in Cape Town - due to her tertiary studies being located in the Western Cape. For as long as she can remember, Jabu has always believed in human rights and fighting for social justice issues like the right to education, women's rights, free healthcare and true equity/equality amongst all. Jabu has given her services to charity when needed but has never officially joined any philanthropic projects. This is because none of them have touched her to her core and she believes that one should never join such projects since everyone is joining them but rather join when their full heart, mind and soul are in such projects. This is why she is now trying to create projects on her own that inspire her to be, and do, better. Jabu hopes to use her tertiary education to build communities, while helping others reach their true potential.