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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. Over 31,000 young leaders on 2,400+ campuses across 140+ nations applied to join the Class of 2022.  200+ campuses worldwide (just 8%) were selected to host the 3,000+ Millennium Fellows.



University of the Western Cape | Cape Town, South Africa | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 5


" "it's not about you , it is not about me but about us working together as one" is one of the greatest quotes I live by.
Being part of the Millennium Fellow will expose me other areas of social impact and gain knowledge from what the Fellowship has to offer. The Fellowship for me is a place to make new connections with like minded people and also a learning experience. I want use this opportunity to network with people as much as I can and also prepare my life after the Fellowship where I will continue to help others with the hopes of working with the alumni. This experience will help me by using the resources that I will learn and helping my community. The Fellowship would also help me become a bettter leader in order to learn and lead my members to the right direction. Furthermore, this Fellowship would give me the opportunity to work with diverse people who have different backgrounds and social settings, which would be very exciting. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: UWC Outreach Program

Assisting prospective students with university and college applications and applications for funding. We also assist the public with applications for both learning and earning opportunities. We also partner with organizations that seeks to uplifting the lives of the poor.

About the Millennium Fellow

Anako Fihlani was born and raised in the nation of South Africa. She is young, resilient and hardworking
She was born in Cape Town, South Africa and is a 4th/ year law student pursuing her LLB degree. For as long as she could remember, Anako has always been passionate about her advocacies for young people’s rights to quality education (tertiary education), social justice and financial education at tertiary level. This drive and passion translated itself from Anako’s involvement in societies that contributed to youth empowerment. During her tertiary years she has contributed to societies such UDUBS Media society and the Street law society which is a society that is aimed to bring the law to the people, while fulfilling communities needs and desires.The position she held as an English newsreader in the UDUBS media society was aimed at providing students the information of the national and international news but also about the school environment. . During that time she learnt a lot about the motivations of the youth through their stories and experiences such as Gender Based Violence, financial difficulties towards completing their degrees and not being able to afford basic needs. She resonated with these stories because she is a student who also has financial difficulties and I want to be part of something that would afford her the opportunity to lend a helping hand and to also learn about herself and her community. Anako aspires to be in a professional field where she can cultivate these advocacies further and provide her own contribution in the development of the United Nations’ Sustainable Goals.

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