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 SHAWN BINU KOSHY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology | Ernakulam, India | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 1
" You must be the change you wish to see in the world quoted by Mahatma Gandhi led my to my purpose of serving my community. Having been an avid MUNer for years, I have always been involved in the decision making process however the Millennium Fellowship has given me the opportunity to be a part of the implementation of such decisions. I look forward to bring about an impact in my society specially for the under-privilege who are in need for a day's meal through my project - Akshayapathra. I believe that as a global citizen, its my responsibility to look after the greater good for society by taking the first step in ensuring a sustainable future for all. I am excited to work with like minded individuals and solve global challenges with my expertise in technology and public policy. Being a Millennium Fellow showcases ‚ÄúWe do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; We borrow it from our children‚Äù which has always remained in the heart and soul of my work. "
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
Shawn Binu Koshy is a Senior at Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology pursuing a Bachelors in Engineering majoring in Computer Science. An avid MUNer and Public Speaker, Shawn has risen through the ranks to lead major committees at international conferences with his expertise and skillset.