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 402 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.

The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 48,785 hours and their 214 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 393,449 people worldwide.

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

Western Sydney University | Sydney, Australia | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 7

" The Millennium Fellowship is an incredible opportunity for us all to better ourselves and our world. We can all learn from one another as we develop our projects.

I am truly humbled and excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellows, and to have this wonderful opportunity to help my university and our local communities. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: P.E.A.C.E. Unlimited

P.E.A.C.E. in Western Sydney is a strategy for Promoting, Educating, Awareness-raising, Campaigning, and Empowering individuals, groups and the community, around Sustainable Development and the capacity we all have to effect lasting, positive change. It is a framework for disrupting unsustainable practices and current ideologies within our University and the broader community. P.E.A.C.E aims to:

PROMOTE via 5 identified internal media platforms targeting students (45,000) and staff (3,000).

EDUCATE on current and future University and SDSN Youth initiatives including Responsible Cafes, Tea Bag Project, Plastic Lids installation and local High School Masterclass programs

Raise AWARENESS across the 5 main campuses personalizing the SDGs to local concerns

Create two CAMPAIGNS:

Challenging the University to re-evaluate current policies, practices and values.

Disrupt current unsustainable consumption and waste practices, i.e., single-use items

EMPOWER students and staff by implementing a new initiative, installing environmentally fact-based challenges related to a minimum of 3 SDGs across 5 main campuses

About the Millennium Fellow

I love learning. I love to better myself, learning new skills and information. I love literature, writing, and art.

I am a bright, bubbly person who loves meeting new people and making people laugh.
I wanted to become a Millennium Fellow so I could learn more about myself and leadership, and especially so I could learn more about the SDGs.

In the future, I am not sure what I want to do career-wise, but I do know that whatever I do, I want to help others.

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