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.
"I am very fortunate and excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I will have the opportunity to work with a great diversity of fellows and World Leaders that will teach me new techniques even more advanced than those I have already acquired in my current studies of which I will be able to provide to all my future patients."
Millennium Fellowship Project
The Project of Preventive and Restorative Oral Health Care in Schoolchildren aged between 5-14 years is a project that aims to educate children of a vulnerable population to promote healthy lifestyle. Two communities will be visited to carry out the following activities: brushing techniques, oral care, oral hygiene, preventive and curative care, simplified oral hygiene index, caries index. Approximately 200 people will benefit from these activities. This project is advising the principal of addressing poverty because the team is focusing on school children of vulnerable populations in their country that can’t afford private health care. Also the commitment of human rights to children that have the right to learn and get the service of oral health.
About the Millennium Fellow
Karla Oviedo is a junior at Universidad de las Americas in Quito, Ecuador. She chose to study dentistry because she cares about the well-being of children who unfortunately face poverty, and are not able to pay for these services. She also wants to major in oral and maxillofacial surgery to treat children who are born with harelip, and to have the opportunity to better their well-being.