AME University Students Earn Fellowships to Advance UN Sustainable Development Goals

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Ten African Methodist Episcopal University students have been named recipients of a global fellowship program through which they and hundreds of other students worldwide will develop leadership skills while tackling projects focused on addressing society’s greatest challenges, including climate change, poverty, and education.

The 2018 Millennium Fellows were announced on Tuesday, August 21. The fellowship is a semester-long leadership development program that is the result of a partnership between the Millennium Campus Network and the United Nations Academic Impact initiative.

This year’s Millennium Fellows comprise 530 students from 30 campuses across 13 countries. Fellows are leading projects that advance the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the INAI’s principles in the students’ communities and beyond. They will meet regularly throughout the fall with their campus cohorts to network, learn from each other, and develop a range of leadership and professional skills such as grant writing, strategic planning, and managing teams through conflict.

The Millennium Campus Network, a Boston-based, global nonprofit focused on training students to tackle the world’s bigger challenges, launched the fellowship program in 2013. This year, the organization partnered with United Nations Academic Impact to significantly expand the program to include more fellows from around the world and align the fellow’s work with the Sustainable Development Goals. The 10 AME University students are: Amissatu Kaba, Amissatu Amada, Bobby Flomo, Gabriel S. P. Koon, Daniel Riche, James B. Kollie, Kulubo Nyamahlorpu Koquoi, Mohammed Varfee Kamara Jr., Sedeke Morris Massalay, and T. Roleted Sannah.

This unique opportunity is the result of AMEU’s President, Dr. Joseph Isaac’s, desire for the students to advance their educational knowledge beyond the walls of the 14th Episcopal District. Bishop E. Earl McCloud Jr., presiding prelate of the 14th District lauded President Isaac for his leadership not only in having the University participate in this outstanding program but for his continued outreach for academic opportunities for AMEU students. To God be the Glory!

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