ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 402 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.

The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 48,785 hours and their 214 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 393,449 people worldwide.

UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT AFSAL MOHAMMED B, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

TKM College of Engineering | Kollam, India | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2

" I really wants to be a Millinium Fellow ,as a student leader I would utilise my opportunity to connect with thought leaders and peers across global online in its best way.I aspires to develop values, management skills and pathways to impact upon graduation.I have a lot to learn and explore and I wishes sharing the lessons learnt and supporting each other fellows could create a ripple effect across the campus.Upon everything, I wants to create a global reach and wide exposure to our project and the works to be done.With this we aim to create a global platform for the Buds Rehabilitation Centre and inspiring the parents of many such blessed kids assuring them a bright future. Being the Co-Founder of The Gulmohar Foundation I would like to give my organisation and the projects undertaken, a global platform and to promote many more people into the act of volunteerism to be the changemakers. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Perinad Buds Rehabilitation Center Incubation
(Project N-iNC)

My project was to organise empowerment programmes for the mentally challenged students of Perinad Buds Rehabilitation Center and thus to incubate the Centre in every possible ways. My aim was to bring those marginalised group to the front, who where commonly isolated from the normal society. Primarily, the parents of those children should be made mentally strong and to accomplish it we held Counselling sessions for the entire family and medical camps were also organised periodically. I also began to undertook Internship programmes at the Centre, to give opportunites for the youth to use their skills and talent for the betterment and welfare of the differently-abled students. A skillbook for each student was developed consisting of the detailed information on traits, talents and challenges of them. The Centre was also provided with every Technical, financial and creative aid and support possible from our part. By this project, I aims to find out the talents and traits of each student, analysing and training them in the way they could be able to learn rather than the way we teach them hence making them self-reliant and more acceptable to the society. All programmes where done in support of Perinad GramaPanchyath.
Developed individual skillbook for the students comprising of the overall traits and characteristic behaviour so that any outsider could get a complete identity of the student by just a glance. Also special training sessions on Craft-making like paper bags, office files, letter pads, ornaments etc. were arranged regularly. Also adopted creative ways to taught them alphabets & numerals like picturisation, visualisation etc.
We followed a rythamic repetitive pattern to memorise poems, songs, stories etc. Social Media platform was used at it's best to popularise the institute and the talents of these students.
Internship programmes were organised to gather more volunteers. Talent hunt was held at regular intervals to bring out their hidden potentials. Fundraising campaigns were organised to provide basic necessities and food for the students. Parents meetings were organised monthly to share the progress and reviews of the students. Counselling/Healthcare Camps were organised for entire family so that it could benefit them effectively. We also taught the students to make a product and commercialize it, thus it can provide the institue an income and an earning for them as well. All kind of Educational, Technical, Creative assistance were given to the institute with the help of dedicated volunteers and had incubated the center successfully. Helped the volunteers to figure out the difference of Sympathy and Empathy.

About the Millennium Fellow

I Afsal Mohammed B, an aspiring fourth year Mechanical Production Engineering student of TKM College of Engineering, Kollam. Volunteering is my evertime passion and I am ready to put my heart and soul into it. My aim is to bring more people into the act of volunteerism who can be the change and changemakers in the society. Since I believe in investing in youth; I had made my own platform- The Gulmohar Foundation, focussing on Youth Empowerment and NGO Incubation. I am also working in support of Perinad Grama Panchayath in the fields of Education, Health and Environmental Conservation.

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