ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year.
“It is an honor to be accepted into this wonderful program! I am thrilled that I have this platform that encourages me and many other young students to use our full potential to make social changes in areas we are passionate about.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The Social Networking with My Refugee Neighbor project strives to increase social connections between refugees and their neighbors that will help them in long term physically, emotionally, and mentally in their lives. When the project is executed, the real impact cannot be measured. By having social connections, it will them beyond what other things such as having a job might be able to offer. It will also impact refugee families with children in particular by gaining more social circles. For this to happen, they will need to make around 5-6 events with refugee families who are willing to participate. These events can included things like making a dinner together … etc.
About the Millennium Fellow
Jenny Lel Nei Par is a rising sophomore at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. She is studying Public Health as her major and doing an independent study on Southeast Asian Studies as well. From a young age, she knew whatever major she decided on, it would somehow always correlate back to social services. Her interest in social services stemmed from her parent's involvement in the refugee community here. Thus, at a young age, she spent many of her time volunteering as a translator. With this platform, she is passionate to learn more about how she can bring awareness to not just the physical but the social needs of refugees here to her community as a whole.