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.
“Growing up, Food was never a topic of discussion, our logic was simple, a household with a lot of food was considered a healthy one regardless of what it comprised of. However, a home with lesser food was either a poor or malnourished one, that's one of the many ignorant behaviors regarding healthy nutrition, the excessive food assembles in the body that produces fat. One of the most common cause of Diabetes worldwide is obesity, it occurs because the population is not well informed, It is imperative that we disseminate our knowledge about the solutions, causes, and preventions of Diabetes. I’ve made it a personal goal to spread the word, to reach a destination there’s always a starting point. My starting point is to the people around me, make your mark, and let’s make it our mission”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The Jarvis Diabetes Awareness Campaign uses Diabetes Education as a building-block to healthier communities by raising consciousness to prevent chronic disease and ensure predisposed demographic groups know the risk factors and warning signs. Working together in the community enables timely diagnoses and access to professional care by paying closer attention to prevention and consistently making small behavioral changes that have a big impact, like more nutritious food choices or glycemic trade-offs for junk food. Millennium Fellows at Jarvis Christian College hope to accomplish the measurable goal of reaching 1,000 to 2,000 East Texas youth ages 15 to 22.
About the Millennium Fellow
Her family calls her Elsa, but she is famously known as Pilar Makee. Pilar Makee is from Equatorial Guinea located in Central Africa, the only country in Africa colonized by Spain, hence my Hispanic origin. She learned English when she was ten years old at a boarding school in West Africa, Benin, away from home for six years without returning. Pilar Makee learned to speak English and French in Benin which made her fluent in three languages including her vernacular language Spanish. Growing up away from home made her independent and resourceful and very inquisitive about the business world, which motivated her to pursue it as a career.