Prashant Jay

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT PRASHANT JAY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

IIT Madras l Chennai, India l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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“I have always been passionate about social development. Belonging to a rural background which lacked basic amenities like electricity and education I have felt how lack of facilities can crumple the potential a person possess. And that's why I have always been actively working to create every small change that I can be part of whether it be educating children or strengthening infrastructure and facilities.

With the network of Millennium fellows I believe I can be part of community of world leaders of change and learn mutually from each other.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Future Project

The Future Project aims to provide basic amenities to school children from the public schools of Chennai. We have completed the first pilot phase of the project where we conducted collection drives in 3 schools in Chennai and the collected waste paper was used to make over 1600 notebooks distributed to over 500 students. We plan to expand the project to include more amenities like bags, stationery, table as a part of this project and to reach more students as we move along. Our next immediate aim is to impact more than 3000 young lives in and around Chennai by supporting their learning endeavors.

About the Millennium Fellow

Prashant is a Junior Undergraduate studying in the Department of Engineering Design at Indian Institute of Technology Madras pursuing his major in Bio-medical Designing.

Apart from his love for Design and Art, he is passionate about creating social changes and 21st-century leaders by promoting peer learning and by imparting 21st-century skills among school students.

He is current Creator-In-Cheif for IITM TV and loves film making. He believes that film and media strikes a major chord for social awareness and can create an impact to reach a large number of people across the globe.

Connect with Prashant via LinkedIn.