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 BHAVANA PULIPAKA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Ashoka University | Sonipat, India | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 1

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" Empathy is a quality that I attach a lot of value to and therefore I am always striving to make sure, that this reflects in all my actions. Being a Millennium Fellow will give me a unique opportunity to combine empathy with leadership. Moreover, it will give me a platform to truly take an action and work towards challenging and changing the social and structural problems in my community. The skills and experiences I will gain as a Millennium Fellow will also help strengthen and refine my project to its best form - so that it can make a truly meaningful impact. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Svastya

The main aim of the project is to tackle the issue of the lack of healthcare literacy and awareness among the rural communities in India. Given the limited access to primary healthcare in rural India, an effective way to empower these communities is through basic healthcare education - so that they can take charge of their own health and wellbeing. And, Project Svastya will involve the creation of a healthcare awareness drive for the rural community. This drive focuses on conducting monthly sessions for the village community on general topics such as infectious diseases, vaccinations, hygiene, menstrual health, sanitation, palliative care, mental health and first aid.

About the Millennium Fellow

Bhavana Pulipaka is a curious and passionate biology student at Ashoka University. She was born in India and spent a part of her childhood in the state of Kerala. During her pre-teens, she moved to England where she completed most of her high school education. She then returned to India for the final years of high school and university. This exposure to a variety of cultures from a young age truly makes her a global citizen. As an ardent student of science, medicine and healthcare have been something that Bhavana has always been passionate about. Her varied volunteering experiences throughout high school opened her eyes to the wide disparity in the access to healthcare, especially among the rural population in India and she hopes to be a medium that can bring a lasting change to this. In the future, she aspires to use her career in biomedical research towards finding solutions in healthcare that can be made accessible to all.