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 alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.’ – Mother Teresa.
This quote really resonates with me, and I hope that being a Millennium Fellow will empower me to create these small but significant changes to help refugees. I'm excited and inspired by the great stories of other fellows, and seek to learn from the 5500+ alumni as my role models. Magic happens when you are in a community that shares similar passions and I can't wait to be a part of this!
Millennium Fellowship Project
The GLOME project is a mobile solution that expedites and facilitates the refugee resettlement process. GLOME integrates mass texting, language translation platforms, automated reminders, Google map directories and English learning for refugees. As GLOME is still in the prototyping phase, their team aims to have at least 2 resettlement agencies in Philadelphia download and test our prototype this fall. GLOME advances SDG 10 and the UNAI principle 10.
About the Millennium Fellow
Sonali Dane is a rising senior at Wharton majoring in Marketing, Management and Business Analytics. She is half Indian half Vietnamese, and have lived in Vietnam for 16 years before college. Ever since she participated in the Hult Prize 2016, she has become fascinated in developing solutions to mitigate the refugee crisis. Meeting refugees and hearing their stories firsthand was a powerful reminder for her that they are more than just statistics. She hope that her project GLOME will help refugees assimilate quicker into their new homes for a positive fresh start to their lives.