ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018

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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. 


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ELSI SAMANO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Western Sydney University l Sydney, Australia l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 7

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

United Voices aims to provide refugees with support and various opportunities to widen their contribution and integration within her local community in Australia. United Voices team will work with local Humanitarian organizations to broaden their network to impact the educational system to provide services for newcomer refugees.  Services include offering distinct and different opportunities, holding information tours at the beginning of each study semester, encouraging mentoring programs and providing welfare services that meet refugees need. This Project focuses on SDG4 (Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning) to increase refugees’ contribution in their embraced communities.

About the Millennium Fellow

Elsi Samano is a Syrian refugee currently living in Australia and attending Western Sydney University. In Syria, Elsi lived a very peaceful life. She was raised in an amazing family who supported her to reach her lifelong goal: get into medical school to serve humanity. Unfortunately, after the situation in Syria and the tragedies they had been through, Elsi and her family had to flee her country and start searching for a safer place to live in. In Australia, they overcame many difficulties throughout their settlement and adapting to the new life. Nevertheless, she managed to take a leadership role within her family and succeeded in her studies.