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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. Over 31,000 young leaders on 2,400+ campuses across 140+ nations applied to join the Class of 2022.  200+ campuses worldwide (just 8%) were selected to host the 3,000+ Millennium Fellows.



Vellore Institute of Technology | Vellore, India | Advancing SDG 8 & UNAI 9


" "When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn’t an option. It’s a necessity" - Steve Pavlina. I strongly believe the above quote as my hard work and perseverance kept me going even in my darkest times. Being a part of the Millennium Fellowship will enhance my ability to help others and also helps me to have a social impact on schools, college, and the next generations with my SDC goal. I am really looking forward to working on my goal and becoming a change and chance to collaborate with a lot of people through this program. And I believe that the Fellowship sparks the “ability to lead and find courage in turning our ideas into action” and “amplifies the voices of people committed to making change”. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Socialante

In present times if we study closely e-waste is one of the fastest-growing pollution problems which is increasing almost three times than that of municipal waste globally. An upward flow of electronic waste has been reached in recent years due to the enormous growth in consumer electronics. Worldwide use of electronic devices has led to a serious socio- economic technical challenge for managing them at their end-of-life stage. E-waste cannot be considered trash, they are considered a hazard to the environment and health. But these e-wastes in return for recycling offer some valuable resources such as noble metals (Copper, Gold, Silver, Lead, etc.). Out of 1.7 million tons of e-waste generated in India, 8% of e-waste reaches the landfill as useless material, 1.5% of which are formal recycling, and the informal sector handles more than 90%. Managing e-waste using traditional methods has been potentially hazardous to the environment and health.

About the Millennium Fellow

Afifa Aiman Shaik is an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and passionate student currently pursuing B.Tech in the Electrical Electronics Branch. She was born and raised in Madanapalle, a town near the Chittoor district. She lived in hostels from middle to high school, which gave her independence and taught her how to care for herself. Fortunately, schooling in various locations allowed her to learn various languages. All she ever wanted to be was a better person since the beginning of her college career. Having the same thoughts until now has assisted her in establishing goals, dreams, and so on. She was always passionate about education and gaining knowledge to have a better decent work life. She believes that it projects economic growth. She has been a member of several clubs and chapters. For example, She is part of the Toastmasters club, which has helped her become a better speaker and improve her ability to stay connected to the team and mentors, whereas the Anchoring Club has taught her how to be presentable and confident even in public. As the editorial head of her chapter, she has improved her ability to keep track of all other domains in the chapter, as the content team was at the center of it. Her team and she started a chapter blog where they discussed various technologies and the management sector. And she believes that blogging is an additional way to stay connected to the team while also storing useful information. One of the most important qualities she learned from her leadership role was keeping the team alive and being present at every deadline or milestone. she enjoys writing, reading, and discovering her potential.

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