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 RETHABILE VANESSA MARTIN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of the Western Cape | Cape Town, South Africa | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 1

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" I am very honoured and appreciative to be part of the Millennium Fellowship considering the fact that it will help uplift my skills as well as broaden my leadership skills, bringing about a positive impact in combating poverty with the purpose of promoting Good health and well-being in communities that are mostly disadvantaged, I hope to inspire young people to take part in attaining sustainable development goals to help tackle issues and be part of projects that tackle relevant sustainable goals within communities and campus communities. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Mooncare

This is an organisation that will be focusing on the social determinants of health in society particularly personal health practices on campus and off campus( amongst other people in communities that are disadvantages) especially during this pandemic where a lot of people have suffered. The organisation will serve its purpose to research on the impacts the pandemic has on health practices amongst individuals as well as come up with solutions , taking into consideration that things might not be the same again, it will also serve those in the community that don't have access to pharmaceutical/clinical services to the current vaccines distributed in South Africa , vitamins/minerals for immune system boost that are required in every anatomy because of the multiple functions these supplements have in our bodies, this is brought upon the importance of maintaining a strong and healthy body to fight this pandemic(Coronavirus). More especially amongst the most disadvantaged financially/individuals that lack resources to prevent deficiencies that can lead to health problems. we also aim to educate individuals on the importance of health during this pandemic.

About the Millennium Fellow

Rethabile Vanessa Martin is a smart, rational young humanitarian born in South Africa and seeks to promote the well-being of human beings, she is currently completing her degree majoring in psychology and sociology at the University of the Western Cape, who shows passion in advocating Good health through addressing poverty. Showing humanity and comprehending the qualities that make us human is a positive trait she wishes to make more visible.