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 ONGEZWA SIBINDA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of the Western Cape | Cape Town, South Africa | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 5

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" Umntu ngumtu ngabantu'. Ubuntu a South African proverb that I firmly believe in. Learning from others in order to grow and develop yourself so you can do the same for the next person and they do the same for the next person. I see a lot of potential in my community and I want to develop it and work on it. I would love to see a chain reaction or I would love for community service to have a domino effect and grow my community making it a better place for young boys and girls to thrive. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Black Youth Magic

Black Youth Magic is a project aimed at giving the youth of surrounding neighbourhoods in Cape Town access to universities or tools to get admission into a university. We do this by providing services such as tutoring, mentoring and from time to time seminars.

About the Millennium Fellow

Ongezwa Sibinda is a young adult who is passionate about serving her community. Growing up in Nyanga the murder capital of her country South Africa, she always found light in spite of the environment she grew up in. Passionate about what she is studying (Law at the University of the Western Cape) she firmly believes that law is a fundamental aspect citizens of any country should know and respect as it can contribute to a peaceful and knowledgeable society. In high school she founded her organisation which focused on changing the habits of the young in her community by finding them a substitute for the toxic habits they had developed. In doing that Ongezwa discovered that the mission she wants to achieve cannot be done alone she needs more hands, she needs to learn more in order to develop her community. All in all Ongezwa is a young woman who loves her community.