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 KAUMUDI H, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Govt. Model Engineering College | Kochi, India | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2
" I am experiencing an overwhelming sense of honor and privilege to have been chosen to be one of the Millennium Fellows of the Class of 2020. In the months to come, I hope to avail this unique & sublime opportunity to achieve my goals of spreading awareness about and destigmatizing the topic of mental illness, especially among my peers in the student community. I am also looking forward to working alongside smart & like-minded individuals who are each committed to making the world a better place--or like the Nerdfighters like to say, decreasing world-suck. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Fortitude - The Mental Health Club
Fortitude is a Mental Health club which aims to work on the Mental Health SDG put forward by the United Nations. It's an initiative by the team that works on mental health awareness and support.
This mental health group aims not just to be a support group, but also to serve as a safe space where like-minded students can spearhead activities and discussions that combat stigma. It serves several purposes, right from promoting mental health awareness and education within the college, to allowing students to lead projects based on mental health. It also provides an ongoing space for students to have a stigma-free place to discuss mental health and builds a bridge between community mental health resources and our college community. Talking about mental health in public still happens to be frowned upon, especially in a country like India!
About the Millennium Fellow
Kaumudi H is a 21-year-old, soon-to-be senior in Computer Science Engineering hailing from Kochi, India.
In addition to Neuroscience, Philosophy & Math, Kaumudi is also equally passionate about the mental well-being of all; she is an advocate for spreading awareness about & the destigmatization of mental illness, having experienced deeply personal challenges with them herself.
She aims to challenge the redundant beliefs about the subject among her peers in the student community, and uplift those who are suffering and feel isolated in the experience.