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 excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I am passionate about making a difference, and believe that the community of fellow students will be an incredible platform to share opinions and to help each other in achieving our goals. I do the work I do because it is what I enjoy doing, and being able to see the changes and efforts come to fruition is inspiring to keep doing more!"
Millennium Fellowship Project
Abigail’s project includes working with the charity, Malaria No More UK, to further help them in their goal of eliminating malaria in our lifetime. She hopes to accomplish this by raising funds and concluding her volunteer position with them. By supporting Malaria No More UK, she is continuing to support the SDG goal number 3: Good health and well-being. However, eliminating malaria doesn't just ensure good health and well-being but also helps alleviate poverty as well as increases school attendance. The UNAI principle it is advancing would be addressing poverty because of the direct links of malaria and poverty due to the disease limiting ability to work, or attend school. With the elimination and education of how to prevent malaria, they can further improve individuals ability to maintain jobs - increasing income, as well as staying in school - improving education.
About the Millennium Fellow
Abigail Adcock is in her final year at King's College London studying International Development. She is originally from California, but has happily traded the sunshine for the London rain. She is passionate about making a difference in our world and she is excited to see what differences as a community we can make.