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 ANJANA MARY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology | Ernakulam, India | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 1
" I am a person who believes that innovative ideas come from constructive discussions with people from diverse backgrounds and being a Millennium Fellow gives me the right opportunity to connect with such people. While my primary goal is to find better ideas which can be scaled up in the society with minimal cost, my distinction as a Millennium Fellow can help to convince new stakeholders to join the cause of 'zero hunger'. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Akshayapathra
India, a developing nations having population of 1.3 billion has the 5th largest economy by GDP. 16 October is celebrated as the World Food Day to mark the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN in 1945. However, despite all these achievements, 190 million citizens go to bed hungry every night. Our journey is to feed the underprivileged of society. "Akshayapathra" is a plan to create a network of food banks that serve the needy of society particularly poor children and senior citizens. The initial plan to provide 3 meals per day starting off with 50 people and soon growing it further across cities. Our success and growth would be explained by the decrease in the hungry mouths over a course of time. We are doing our best through the community to create impact in society.
About the Millennium Fellow
Anjana Mary is a fourth year Engineering student at Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology. She completed her schooling in Chinmaya Vidyalaya. That school moulded her to the energetic and helping minded girl she is today. Her passion is in athletics. Her interest in social service paved way to the Volunteer Secretary position of the National Service Scheme unit in college. Her other hobbies include reading,dancing and gardening.