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.
“Since long time ago I have been interested to train myself to become a professional of social change. I'm convinced that the opportunity to become a Millennium Fellow will allow me to increase my knowledge about how can I contribute better to build foundations for a much better future.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
Xurawe is an initiative that looks to carry out two projects: one nationally, which is been undertaken in Santiago, Nuevo León, México, and looks to empower the community Héctor Caballero, through the implementation of workshops about Community Participation. On the other hand, we are working with strategic contacts in Costa Rica, in order to implement a project which contribute to reduce the waste of tomato in San José, Costa Rica.
Throughout this semester (August-November), we will implement the workshops in Santiago, Nuevo León, México, hoping to find opportunities areas to see how could we replicate it in nearby communities. Whereas, in San José, Costa Rica, we hope to have made a participative diagnostic with several Costa Rican farmers so that we can start to work in the beginnings of 2019.
About the Millennium Fellow
Jesús Antonio is from Monterrey, Nuevo León, México. He is a 20 years old student studying International Relations in his sixth semester. Jesús loves to read detective novels and he works in his university in a program of Apple Education in which he shares the great things we can do when we mix technology and education.