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 SHREELEKSHMI R, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research | Tirupati, India | Advancing SDG 15 & UNAI 9

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" Creativity and Working as a team towards a goal and putting forward the ideas,and sought out a plan of action.This builds up a team spirit within the members.Being a part of Millennium Fellowship will enhance these skills collaboratively. The skills I gain from the Millennium Fellowship will pave way to be a more social and responsible citizen.I am excited to increase my anticipatory competence by envisioning new ways of learning and creativity. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project LYF

LYF is a project that primarily focuses on environmental conservation, focusing on about 25-40 cent area, which can include land and water bodies. The project consists of 3 stages. In the first stage, the idea is to visit the place with some of our volunteers. Then collect plastics and other harmful wastes which might be present in the soil and water. Also, if any alien species are recognized that are harmful to the natural flora, then they will also be removed. We will also be testing the samples of soil/water to detect microplastics or other harmful chemicals which might be present, for awareness. The next stage is planting (trees and shrubs on land and mangroves on the lake bank) in the cleaned-up area as a measure to combat climate change. The main point is that we will plant these trees in a modern manner with a limited expense. We also have a solution for this small amount, to give our collected plastic for recycling, from which we get the required money for modern planting (about 10 rupees for 1kg of plastic waste). In the third stage, we are planning to take care of planted trees and take the required steps for their development.

About the Millennium Fellow

Shreelekshmi R is a bright and enthusiastic student currently pursuing her BS MS dual degree from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Tirupati,Andhra Pradesh,India.She was born in Kasaragod, Kerala and completed her schooling from Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Vidyanagar,Kasaragod,Kerala with 96.8% in CBSE 10th class and 95% in CBSE 12th class.She is very passionate about her goals and has the motivation to take the actions necessary to achieve her goals.She actively participated in social activities during her schooling for the betterment of the society.She is concerned about the society.She wants to provide her contribution in the development of United Nations' Sustainable Goals.