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 AKASH REDDY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
IIT Madras | Chennai, India | Advancing SDG 4, SDG 12 & UNAI 5
" Those who choose to bring others down often have an unattended scar on their own psyches that they are unaware of. Where mental health has been cared for, people are looking to excel, share, break walls, and form bonds to be happier together. I believe that having the freedom to be vulnerable without it being interpreted as weakness is crucial for a society to prosper. This is the main motivation for our team's project, and being a Millennium Fellow hands us the key to an exciting door of interaction with hundreds of like-minded young leaders striving to improve the world around them in baby steps. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Edify
Most schools in India are not equipped with the infrastructure and perspective to introduce students to tertiary skills outside of the prescribed curriculum. In alignment with SDG 4 for education and SDG 12 for sustainable, responsible consumption, Project Edify seeks to immerse school students in hands-on sustainability projects to introduce them to skills such as idea development, design thinking, and a mindset for sustainability, which cannot be inculcated solely through books. Students will brainstorm solutions to improve sustainability in their local community, and will be guided by the team through the structure of verification, research, problem solving, self-scrutiny, and refinement of their projects. The prototypes of the students' projects will be published on social media and will work in tandem with awareness campaigns to push the world an inch closer to sustainability.
About the Millennium Fellow
Akash Reddy is a fourth-year Honors student pursuing an Electrical Engineering degree at IIT Madras. He has worked as an Editor at The Fifth Estate, the campus media body, and as a Social Endeavour Coordinator at Shaastra, IIT Madras.
An explorer who enjoys the journey of learning something new as much as the destination itself, he loves to constantly juggle his multiple interests. Akash is passionate about computers, social impact, fitness, and psychology alike. He is also a speedcuber, musician, beatboxer, and avid writer.
As exhausting as it all may get sometimes, it only takes a refreshing break for him to yearn to dive back into this delectable blend of neat, structured logic, boundless creativity, and humane empathy.