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.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT AARUSHI KATARIA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Ashoka University | Sonipat, India | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 7

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" Mental Health advocacy and the fostering of safe spaces that champion vulnerability are causes extremely close to my heart. I started L2S+ India to ensure that a Stranger knew that someone was always listening, their story was important, and they felt seen. Over the last two years, a lot of what L2S + India has achieved has been because of the collaborators we work with. I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow, and colloaborate with different people, reach a wider group of people, and help people feel like they're not as alone as they think they are. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Strangers for Empathy

We are working towards creating a community of people that celebrate empathy and vulnerability by creating safe spaces for conversations surrounding mental health experiences. We do this through letter exchanges, sharing circles, and peer advocacy.

About the Millennium Fellow

Aarushi Kataria is a student of economics and political science at Ashoka University, India. She is the founder of Letters to Strangers + India, an NPO that works towards destigmatizing mental health and making mental health resources more accessible to the underprivileged. Her work is primarily centred around SDG 3. When not advocating for safe spaces, empathetic conversations, and fostering empathy, she can be found surrounded by words (her own or someone else’s).