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 POOJA R NAMBIAR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Govt. Model Engineering College | Kochi, India | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6
" Being a Millennium Fellow is exciting as I am looking forward to getting connected with like minded people from across the globe which motivates me to carry out my work with more passion. By projecting 'Fortitude' on this platform, we expect to see people recognise it as a solution to one of the most important yet often unattended problem, Mental health issues. Moreover, being a Millennium Fellow makes one work in a more organised manner and with proper directivity. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Fortitude
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
Pooja R Nambiar is an undergraduate student from India. Currently an active coordinator of a cell aimed at helping students achieve their career goals in her institution, she considers personal and professional relationships in life to be of prime importance. If asked for one quality one can learn from her, it is her positive approach to life, that according to her, is what keeps her going through thick and thin.