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 ASHLEY BRUWAH NYANTEH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Ghana | Accra, Ghana | Advancing SDG 6 & UNAI 9
" I am exhilirated to be a Millennium Fellow because this Fellowship is in line with my core values integrity and sustainability. This Fellowship is giving me the opportunity to understand and improve my leadership skills, work with amazing individuals and impact my university and community in a way I have not before. I believe we can change what we can and where we can before it's too late. We have only one planet and it is our responsibility to save it. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: One Earth Save It
The Miniature club aims at creating a community of students who project their creativity and innovation towards recycling,reducing and reusing single used plastics and other waste materials.Ghana is facing a severe plastic waste crisis. According to a UNDP report,Ghana generates around 1 million tonnes of plastic waste each year.Only about 5% are recycled. The rest accumulates in the environment, with roughly 28% ending up in the ocean.Students in High schools are a major contributor to this issue.
The Miniature Club will launch a social media campaign addressing these problems by teaching ways people can reduce plastic pollution even at home.The campaign would also include zero waste and diy challenges. Last but not least, we hope to reach out to at least 10 schools and engage them in workshops where we would teach them how to make bins,pencil cases,and decorations like mini furniture from plastics.These workshops will be designed to¬†be sustainable enough to make a long lasting change.
About the Millennium Fellow
Ashley Nyanteh is of the strong opinion that change has to start somewhere. This has led her into taking up leadership positions throughout high school to make a genuine impact.She is passionate about climate action, business and technology.