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 LAKSHMI SREEKUMAR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Govt. Model Engineering College | Kochi, India | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2
" I am lucky in ways many people aren't. I study in a reputed technical university, having access to opportunities many haven't even heard of. For this very reason, I believe that it is our duty to utilise the platforms that we have access to and render our support to causes that we believe in. And Mental Health is definitely one such cause for me. I hope to do away with the stigma revolving around Mental Health and Wellbeing, and to lower the treatment gap that is still prevalent in my country. "
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
Lakshmi Sreekumar is a Junior at Govt Model engineering College, Thrikkakara pursuing Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Being passionate about Computer Science, she has received the prestigious Grace Hopper Scholarship to attend the Virtual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, 2020. She is keen about reading and writing, and is part of various blogs in her college apart from being the Chief Editor of the Newsletter of her Department. She is also the Licencee and Organiser of the local TEDx event held by the institute for the year 2020.