ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT SHIZA MOHMMAD ISAK SHAIKH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Amity University | Mumbai, India | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6
" I consider it to be nothing short of a privilege to be given this opportunity. Through the Millennium Fellowship, I aim to bring awareness to the challenges that mental health poses to every one in three individuals. I am passionate about what I do and will be doing because of how much the idea behind my project has changed my life and those of many others. I believe that for any society to advance, the mental health of its inhabitants is fundamental. To answer the question of Mr. Blonde from Reservoir Dogs - we're not gonna bark, we're gonna bite. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: L.A.M.E.N.T
During my project, I circulated and promoted a safe space video call, where people could pick their favourite morally grey character (books or media) and justify why they liked them through unique PowerPoint presentations. This, in my opinion, enabled them to dig deeper into their soul and the questions I asked after the presentation gave the participants an air of clarity.
About the Millennium Fellow
Shiza Shaikh is a final year English Major student at Amity University Mumbai. She often quotes Heraclitus when she says that change is the only constant. In her opinion, this change is very much in our hands. She has been an active advocate of mental health, both through social media and by spreading awareness among her close ones. As a literature student, she has found solace in books and media, which led her to research more upon the possibility of the betterment of mental health through art. She strives to provide a safe space and platform to as many people as she can through Bibliotherapy, a recently emerging tool for mental and emotional healing.