ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
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 805 Millennium Fellows.
During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 96,705 hours and their 422 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 564,366 people worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT SAUMYA RASTOGI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Indraprastha College for Women | New Delhi, India | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2
" Gandhi once said, ‘Be the change you want to see’. Being a Millennium Fellow gives me an opportunity to work towards the betterment of the society and build a more inclusive environment. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Men Can Cry
Men Can Cry is a project based in Delhi, working on creating awareness around the factors that lead to depression in men along with building a safe space for men to express their emotions.
The main achievement of the project was to create a one of a kind space for men to channel their emotions in a non-aggressive way.
The 15 volunteers were quickly able to rope in their resources and skills to snowball the project in and around Delhi.
The activities done in the project include-
1) Social media engagement on the platform depression_in_men
2) Holding an awareness event at DCAC, University of Delhi by bringing in counsellors heading the discussion
3) Building a network of psychologists, counsellors and psychiatrists to connect people suffering from or needing therapy.
4) Organising an event for men who overcame depression and shared their stories with the audience
5) A creative outlet through our platform to post poetry, quotes, designs etc related to depression in men.
Gained more than 400-500 active participants around the project. Reached more than 1000 people around the University of Delhi campus. More than 200 people attended the awareness event.
About the Millennium Fellow
Saumya Rastogi is a final year student in Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. where she studies Multimedia and Mass Communication. She is part of the Editorial and Debating Society over there.
She is a passionate blogger and is social media savvy and believes the platform can bring a real change in how we interpret Mental Health.
Researching in Development Communication around Mental Health, she aims to break the taboos surrounding depression in men.