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 SANDRA ENYONAM APATU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology | Kumasi, Ghana | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 9
" I deem it a privilege to be part of the Millennium Fellowship because, it offers a much bigger platform to build on my leadership skills, to learn from other young and intelligent people and most importantly to impact the world in a very special way. My dream of helping to tackle plastic waste pollution through public education on the effects of plastic waste when not properly managed, recycling and responsible production and consumption of plastic products will see more light through the Millennium Fellowship. Though plastic is very beneficial, we must also be aware of the danger it posses on our environment if not managed properly. I am more than committed to contributing my quota to see a positive change in the sanitation of the world. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: I-Collect
The I-Collect Project is a project which seeks to promote waste segregation, especially with plastic waste generated on the university's campus. It will also dwell on educating the staff and students on the benefits of proper waste management practices, the effects of inappropriate plastic waste disposal and the advantages of plastic recycling. All this will be done through door to door education, social media interactions and other effective means. The project will also bring on board other students and resource persons who have similar interests in plastic recycling. With support from the university and other corporate entities, collector bins will be made available at vantage points to collect plastic waste such as PET bottles, water sachets and other readily recyclable plastic materials.
Recyclable plastics collected will be sold out to the nearest recycling centers to give them a second life. At the end of this project, they hope to see a positive change in attitude towards plastic waste disposal and also increase recycling.
About the Millennium Fellow
Sandra Enyonam Apatu is a third year Materials Engineering student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. She is a hardworking and dedicated young lady who is always eager to learn. Reading and learning new skills are a few of the things she does during her leisure time. Sandra sees herself as a certified Plastic and Composite Engineer, a business woman and a Philanthropist in some years to come.