ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations. 80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT RAKSHIT JAIN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | Hung Hom, Hong Kong | Advancing SDG 9 & UNAI 9
" The world we live in currently, functions the way it does just because "it always has functioned like this, at this pace, in this direction". Due to which I often see a reluctance to change. This reluctance is the force that drives me forward, wanting to make a difference and achieve that change. I'm honestly really excited to be here, with a wonderful set of leaders from around the world, because I get the opportunity and freedom to experiment, make mistakes and try something new. Even if I fall, I know that I have people to lift me back up and help me be better. Working with people who care about these issues genuinely as much as I do serves as a big reminder to myself about the importance of these global issues and a motivating force to keep doing what I do, never stop. That is, keep making those changes, fight the reluctancy, and make a difference, even if it's small, do what you can, because at the end of the day, it'll all be worth it, and the Millennium Fellowship knows that. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Game and Donate
Game and Donate is a project that aims to eliminate the limitation to donate. Anyone, can donate, anyone, should be able to donate, and maybe also have fun while doing so. To donate for free all one would need to do is install the Game and Donate app from the Chrome Web Store(for computers) or from the Google Play Store(Android) or add a Safari WebApp shortcut(Apple iPhone, iPad, etc).
Users only need to spend 30 seconds of their lives once a week or once a day (depending on how much they'd like to contribute) and play a small game. Its as simple as that. Once enough money is collected, this will be donated for a needy cause, which will be informed much in advance, usually related to current problems, for example Children in Yemen, Covid-19 relief, etc.
Project Game and Donate has started partnering with NGOs to understand the dynamic global needs better and raise funds to balance out the adverse effects of income inequality on underprivileged people around the globe. One step at at time.
- Reach out to at least 30,000 people in 3 months
- Send out the first donation in 3 months
About the Millennium Fellow
Rakshit Jain is a Computer Science undergrad from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. What really makes him, him, is his curiosity, outgoing nature, and the ability to optimize. He is someone who always strives to look at problems from a different perspective, often from a Philosophical and Psychological point-of-view, giving him a creative edge. Rakshit believes that every person he has met in his life, has had something he didn't, learning from these people shaped a major part of his personality. He hopes to be better, everyday, and give back to the people and ecosystem that made him who he is.