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 SHASHANK HIREMATH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
IIT Madras | Chennai, India | Advancing SDG 4, SDG 12 & UNAI 5
" I am excited to be part of the Millennium Fellowship because it is a great platform that unites like-minded individuals who are keen to work on initiatives that have tangible impact on society. Through this program, I will be able to acquire new skills and knowledge that will help me do my part in making the world a better place. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Edify
Most schools in India are not equipped with the infrastructure and perspective to introduce students to tertiary skills outside of the prescribed curriculum. In alignment with SDG 4 for education and SDG 12 for sustainable, responsible consumption, Project Edify seeks to immerse school students in hands-on sustainability projects to introduce them to skills such as idea development, design thinking, and a mindset for sustainability, which cannot be inculcated solely through books. Students will brainstorm solutions to improve sustainability in their local community, and will be guided by the team through the structure of verification, research, problem solving, self-scrutiny, and refinement of their projects. The prototypes of the students' projects will be published on social media and will work in tandem with awareness campaigns to push the world an inch closer to sustainability.
About the Millennium Fellow
Shashank Hiremath is an undergraduate student studying in the Department of Biotechnology at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
His interests lie in movies, music and reading. He strongly believes in the power of education and aims to democratize it.