ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.
“Regardless of what you have been through, the power to create change lies within you. All you need to do is give it a chance to manifest itself through you"
Millennium Fellowship Project
Energy and environmental problems are closely related since it is nearly impossible to produce and consume energy without significant environmental impact. The environmental problems directly related to energy production and consumption include air pollution, water pollution, and solid waste disposal. To address these problems pose to the environment, I aim to develop the Optim Energy Device, a new means of energy production through harnessing the vast energy available around us (absorption of heat and vibration from the earth movement, wind, rain, pressure, friction) that will help in mitigate climate change and the provision of electricity that is clean, affordable and accessible.
From August I will continue with my research and by May 2020 I aim to have a prototype that will be able to provide 250 - 300v. By July I must have completed all prototyping processes and must have gotten my first set 50 customers.
About the Millennium Fellow
Jeremiah Thoronka is a Junior student at the African Leadership University (ALU) Rwanda, serving as the Secretary-General of Student Representative Council. He studies Global Challenge with a focus on Energy. He is the founder of the Step Forward Initiative, a social enterprise that envisions a transformative society by the means of its surrounding, coupled with its well being. Jeremiah is passionate about sustainable energy development and with a background in robotics, he is skilled in project development and data analysis with an interested in Renewable energy development.