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 PATRICIA EVIENNE CHING KO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | Hong Kong, China | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 9

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" I am really excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship as it will give me a platform to share my thoughts and make an impact on the world we all live in. This is also an amazing opportunity for like-minded individuals to build strong connections and initiate projects to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and give back to the community. Although we might come from different backgrounds, this community of determined and passionate fellows shares one goal of working together to make the world a better place. I am hoping that our actions will inspire others to join sustainability movements and maybe even start their own projects to create a positive change. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project ReGain

Project ReGain is inspired by Germany’s Pfand System and the current situation of Hong Kong’s Reverse vending machines for plastic bottles. Our project focuses on the advancement of sustainable cities and communities (SDG11) and advocating for responsible consumption and production (SDG12). The project is pioneered by four fellows from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University coming together to implement reverse vending machines in the school area, to support the student body in practicing and building a habit of recycling.

Our vision is grand and we plan to scale this project up with time; moving it to other institutions or even in areas across the city. Alongside this, we also want to spread knowledge and ideas about the various ways on how the consumption can be carried out which leads to a more sustainable ecosystem.

About the Millennium Fellow

Patricia is a passionate, hardworking, and well-driven junior majoring in biotechnology at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Born in the Philippines, raised in Chinatown, and currently residing in Hong Kong; she hails from a culturally diverse background, allowing her to gain an understanding of the different perspectives of the people and develop an interest in the prevalent social issues present. Through the years, Patricia has participated in successfully organized projects towards women empowerment, education, and sustainability, which she plans to continue in the future. She hopes to pursue a career that agrees with her values and helps create an impact on the world.