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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT MOHAMMED NADEEM V, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Govt. Model Engineering College | Kochi, India | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 9
" The quote "Be the change you wish to see in the world" epitomizes my eagerness and exhilaration on receiving this opportunity to be a Millennium Fellow. I'm grateful to the Millennium Fellowship for uniting a community from all corners of the globe. I believe this kind of platform provides opportunities for youths to engage and understand the importance of Sustainable Development Goals. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Rewind Plastic
Plastic disposal has always been a challenge for mankind. Due to the colossal quantity of non-degradable plastic on earth, it is impossible to completely evade plastic. So the only practical solution is to recycle plastic. To propagate this idea, we are in the initial implementation phase of the project which on completion will be the first on-campus plastic recycling unit in Kerala, India. The plastic collection will occur from within the college as well as the surroundings. This will be sent to the collection point of the unit and sorted. We are currently focusing on building 3 basic machines:
1. Shredder: The Shredder whacks plastic items into small flakes.
2. Extrusion: Extrusion is a continuous process where plastic flakes are inserted into the hopper and extruded into a line of plastic. Could be moulded into products.
3. Sheetpress: The Sheetpress presses shredded plastic into recycled sheets using a hydraulic press, recycling around 20 kg of plastic per sheet.
As the quote says “Baby steps lead to giant strides”, we believe this initiative from our part could inspire more people, especially students, to reflect upon their social responsibility and collectively make the earth a better place to live.
About the Millennium Fellow
Nadeem is a Junior at Govt Model Engineering College, Kochi pursuing Electronics and Biomedical Engineering. He's a nature enthusiast and is currently the Vice Chairperson of the Bhoomithrasena MEC, the nature club in his college. He wants to leave an example for the upcoming batches and wants them to develop a sustainable lifestyle. Little by little, he believes, the world will change for the better. To achieve that, he's currently working on a project named Rewind Plastic which converts waste plastics to useful products. He's also an active member in other socially responsible initiatives inside and outside his college.