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.
“Firstly, I want to thank MCN and UNAI for giving me the opportunity to serve as a Millennium Fellow. I have now have the ability to gain valuable insight into the world of social impact work.
I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because born in Canada, a 1st World country thanks to my parents, I get told stories about the people back in Bangladesh and the current issues going on. Immersed in the sounds of the Montreal taxis and nightlife, I often forger my trips to Bangladesh when I was younger. In Canada, food appears in supermarkets and education comes much easier. One room in an apartment can house an entire family. Therefore, with this irreplaceable type of freedom and being a Millennium Fellow, I can look to tackle issues here In Montreal first such as our current project called MEDLIFE Concordia and then branch out to bigger projects for people in countries that are not as lucky as myself.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
MEDLIFE Concordia seeks to mitigate poverty in marginalized rural areas and ensure global sustainability by providing citizens with the appropriate medicinal, educational, and developmental care. During these four months, MEDLIFE Concordia will look to support children with mental disabilities. In order to do so, our organization will have a minimum of 8 fundraisers, with two of them being larger events. These two events include a Masquerade party and a soccer tournament. The end goal will be to raise $5000, which will be donated to Bell Let's Talk, a non-profit organization, which is Canada's largest initiative dedicated to de-stigmatize mental health.
About the Millennium Fellow
Sarjeph Ahamed is a native of Montreal and lived there all of his life. Since 2011, Sarjeph has been tutoring students of all ages and responsible of growing the First Aid Team at Marianopolis College. Sarjeph's bicultural background and focus on community collaboration has led him to a number of volunteer opportunities and community leadership roles. Sarjeph is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Concordia University.