ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ATONG AKOI AKOM, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

EARTH University | San José, Costa Rica | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 1

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" Flexibility and creativity are the skills I want to hone in mostly. Being a Millennium Fellow will enhance these skills collaboratively. The skills I gain from the Millennium Fellowship will make my social impact on schools and communities more tangible and aligned with the UNAI principles and SDGS. I am excited to increase my anticipatory competence by envisioning new ways of learning and creativity. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: ECO-WHEEL

ECO-WHEEL works on gathering and reusing household waste as reasonable substrates to produce Maggots and manure. Maggots are affordable, green, and sustainable high protein feed/ supplement for livestock like pigs, poultry, birds, and fish. We started with a demonstration for practical and teaching purposes at our campus and then proceeded to surrounding communities. We use videos and small pamphlets to reach and educate people in and out of the university. The objective of the project is to provide a cheap alternative supplementary feed(maggots) for farmers, to promote a farming practice that is economically viable, socially just, and environmentally friendly, and to reduce the energy loss within the food web and also promote the spirit of recycling.

About the Millennium Fellow

Atong Akoi is a bright humble young lady pursuing her bachelor's degree in Agricultural science and Agronomy at Earth University in central America (Costa Rica). Atong has always been passionate about helping the refugees and the community at large. She grew up in the refugee camp so she understands the life out there. She started her dream of helping the community before joining the university miles away from home.