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 NIKITHA GARAPATI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

National Institute of Technology Karnataka | Mangaluru, India | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 10

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" I am very excited to be able to work as a Millennium Fellow for this semester. Being a hardworking, creative and dedicated student, I strongly believe that I can bring a positive and impactful change to society. I possess a strong desire to make the earth a better place to live for all people. The first step towards this will be to bring a change that will make people realize the mistakes they have been doing till now. Being an MCN fellow will help me to bring this change collaboratively.
I think it is a great network to work with. Also, I will be able to learn new skills and improve my leadership qualities by learning from my fellows and work by implementing methods that are aligned with the UNAI principles and SDGs "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Happy Sea

The Happy Sea project aims at protecting and bringing in sustainable management of coastal ecosystems by addressing the impacts of marine pollution. Our Primary objectives for phase 1 were:
➢ Use social media to promote awareness among the locals and youngsters to galvanize community action to reduce local over-reliance on avoidable single-use plastics and follow efficient waste management techniques.
➢ Create a website for registering volunteers and for tracking progress.
➢ Reach out to volunteers from similar initiatives to get technical know-how and learn from their experience.
➢ Segregate the plastic and scrap materials collected during the beach cleanup drive and send them to a recycling unit.

About the Millennium Fellow

Nikitha Garapati is pre-final year chemical engineering student with a minor in Mathematical and computational sciences at NIT Karnataka. Nikitha loves travelling. She enjoys playing badminton and listening to music. She is currently working as public relations manager at IET- NITK Student chapter. She also works as Media and publicity coordinator for Astronomy club, NIT Karnataka.