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 ROSE BINOY MECHERY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Govt. Model Engineering College | Kochi, India | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6
" The road to an absolute gender equality in India is tough but not impossible. Members of Samatva team being students who have learned the ill effects of gender inequality has the capacity to understand or feel what others feel when they are discriminated. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Samatva - the voice for equality
Samatva is an initiative to promote gender equality in schools through activities, discussions and interactive sessions.
When researchers compared children who attended schools with gender-neutral practice to children from other schools, they found that those who had attended gender-neutral preschools had a reduced tendency to gender-stereotype and gender-segregate, which researchers say could widen the opportunities available to them.
Compared to children from other schools, children from gender-neutral school were:
•more likely to be interested in playing with children of the opposite gender
•less likely to make stereotypical assumptions based on gender
Gender-neutral practice in schools aims to reduce differences in the opportunities available to children of different genders.
Conduct a 2 day event for students of class 6.
Day 1: short activities to figure out how gender neutral the students are (max. time:1hr).
Day 2: interactive session
About the Millennium Fellow
Rose Binoy Mechery is a 3rd year Computer Science Engineering student who is actively involved in conducting various events at her college. She also takes part in MUN conferences.
Her unique art of persuasion - the act of motivating people to do more than they ever thought possible, in pursuit of a greater good, will make a positive difference.