ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations. 80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT HIRUNI CHARITHMA DOMPEGE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Griffith University | Queensland, Australia | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3
" I am very excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship as it will give me the opportunity of working with a group of diverse people who are likely minded and looking forward in creating a great impact on the world. Sexual health in young lives has been a concerning issue that hasn't been addressed by people so far thus the less awareness has created unnecessary outcomes that could have been reduced otherwise. As a Millennium Fellow, I want to create a change in these systems. This program will give me the opportunity to share and enhance my ideas to achieve my goal. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Pulse
The project is called "Pulse" which the team will be looking into the systemic approach of why youth(particularly undergraduate students) have sexually transmitted diseases. The end goal is to write a publication that investigate causes of high rates of STIs in young people, increase awareness of public health and provide an educational tool.
About the Millennium Fellow
Hiruni Charithma Dompege was born in Sri Lanka and after finishing her secondary education, moved to Australia to proceed her tertiary education. Currently she is in her second year in Bachelor of Biomedical science degree at Griffith University.
Her main goal in life is to achieve a career in the field of medical research and create a great impact on the world. While achieving a high academic standard in the university, obtaining the opportunity to join Griffith Honors College has paved the path for her to become a Millennium Fellow under United Nations.