ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open 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 805 Millennium Fellows.
During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 96,705 hours and their 422 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 564,366 people worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT NIRUTH BOGAHAWATTA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Sydney | Sydney, Australia | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" I am honored to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship where I have the opportunity to work alongside individuals from different backgrounds who are passionate about working towards the goal of a better tomorrow and brighter future. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: United Nations Sustainability Society
Our project will be to establish United Nations Sustainability Society with in the campus of the University of Sydney.
The aims of the Society shall be to:
1: Act as a central body to spread awareness and knowledge on USYD’s campus about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, also known as SDGs.
2: Recruit students interested in fostering the SDGs through collaborative passion projects with other students.
3: Promote the development of our original three projects as much as possible.
During the course of next year our main focus will be on the following three projects:
Provide USYD with an innovative ‘plastic-free campus’ proposal: We aim to build upon the University of Sydney Union’s (USUs) previous and ongoing attempts to remove plastic cutlery by providing alternative strategies focusing on a long-term plastic-free sustainable campus, as well as propose other ways USYD can increase the efficiency of plastics and waste sorting.
b) Continue to work on the Nutrition education for children project: This aims to enhance and address the nutritional wellbeing and health literacy of primary school children in the Inner West of Sydney.
c) Continue to work on SDG/Degree Connection project: Many students are still unaware of what the SDGs are. Students aware of them may not know how the skills gained from their degrees can help achieve them. We hope connecting students with alumni will help inspire them to promote one of the SDGs or inform them about the SDGs, as well as create opportunities to impact change.
About the Millennium Fellow
Born in Sri Lanka and studying in Australia, Niruth has had multiple interests growing up, his focuses have spanned between FinTech and human rights with an avid interest in innovation as a mean of pushing these interests forward. This has played a major role in where he is today; a sophomore at the University of Sydney studying finance and computer science.