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 VEENADHARI KOLLIPARA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

University of Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3

" I'm excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I have the opportunity to be a good role model and an empathetic leader to the diverse community I will work with. I can create social impact alongside the other college students leading their own initiatives. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Coping with COVID

I will be working with K-12 students in West Philadelphia schools to teach them about Coronavirus and how to cope, physically and mentally, during a global health disaster. I will be using many hands-on, creative projects to help all students understand how they are being affected, and what they can do in their community to help. Some of these activities will be showing how germs can spread easily by using glitter or paint, and then drawing simple diagrams to show how diseases can spread from country to country. As part of a short docu-film, I plan to interview students and teachers on how they are being affected. This is to help spread the stories of the various people being affected by Coronavirus.

At the end of the program, I will post the docu-film and share it with the students and families of West Philadelphia. I will also reconnect with students and have them fill out a short survey on how they will continue to stay healthy. I will also post the students' projects on my project's social media page.

About the Millennium Fellow

Veenadhari Kollipara is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, studying Health and Societies and minoring in Cinema and Media Studies. She is most passionate about learning about the healthcare system and how we can provide healthcare access for all. Veenadhari is a Health Education Associate at the Netter Center teaching elementary and middle school students about nutrition and exercise. In her free time, she likes to write, dance, and watch movies with her friends.

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