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 RANYA RANA AMIRI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Temple University | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 9

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" By putting our differences aside, we as the human race can live together in a world of peace. I think understanding is the first component of coming together as one and working hand in hand to combat injustice around the world. Although at a smaller scale, the Millennium Fellowship will provide me with the resources and skills to lead and fight for what I believe in. The Millennium Fellowship is an opportunity that will present me with the ability to further cultivate and grow of social influence locally and internationally and will allow me to envision the impact I could create. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: North Philadelphia Sustainability Initiative

The goal of North Philadelphia Sustainability Initiative is to clean up the North Philadelphia community and organize educational events to reduce the amount of litter in the area and promote responsible consumption. We are hoping to significantly reduce the amount of trash in our community through biweekly community clean-ups. Our project will have three components: 1) Biweekly community clean-ups, 2) Three educational events about responsible consumption, and 3) A campaign to encourage Temple University students to recycle and to establish comprehensive recycling policies at Temple University. For two of our educational events we plan to have guest speakers discuss sustainability, and the third event will be a community roundtable with those living in the North Philadelphia area. This roundtable will allow us to understand the needs of our surrounding community. The final component of our project is to encourage recycling on Temple University’s campus. We will provide recycling bins for students and we will meet with an administrator and Temple’s Office of Sustainability to encourage more comprehensive recycling policies on Temple’s campus. By organizing educational events and a recycling campaign in addition to community clean-ups, we hope to considerably reduce the amount of litter in the North Philadelphia area.

About the Millennium Fellow

Ranya Amiri is born and raised in the United States in the state of Pennsylvania. She is an ambitious student studying at Temple University as a Health Professions Major on a pre med track. She aspires to become a pediatrician, but more importantly leave her mark in her community. Her desire to help others and serve the underprivileged stems from her Middle Eastern roots. Seeing the atrocities and suffering of the Middle East from a distance further fuels her aspirations of contributing towards making a difference and hopes to expand her experiences towards vulnerable populations worldwide. As she proceeds in her personal, academic, and professional ventures, she continues to advocate, raise funds, and educate others on the civil rights and oppression of international communities. In the future, she hopes to further advocate and contribute towards the United Nations' Sustainable Goals.