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 SANYA GHAI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Christ (Deemed to be University) Central Campus | Bengaluru, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 1

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" I'm an ally to justice, equality, fairness and acceptance. I'm an extensive researcher and learner. I wonder, how could I ever grow as an individual without continuously exposing myself to diverse backgrounds, cultures and perspectives? The Millennium Fellowship has provided me with this opportunity to become a changemaker that I have always aspired to be. I'm delighted to make discoveries, to meet realities, to turn reel dreams of sustainability into altruistic ways of life and to be grateful for the fellowship opportunity. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: TRUST

Project TRUST is a group project which acts as an umbrella acronym and incorporates multiple sub-projects aimed at producing a positive impact in our community. The sub-projects are Teach to Reach, Rooh, Udaan, Swachh and Thrift-Conscious.

Teach to Reach works towards encouraging curiosity among young minds by exploring topics such as soft skills, child abuse, menstruation and financial literacy.

Rooh is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health and well-being.

Udaan focuses on women-centric socio-cultural issues in India to disseminate information on the safety, physical and emotional well-being of a woman.

Swachh targets plastic and food waste management and open garbage management. It truly believes that one person's trash is another's treasure.

Finally, Thrift-Conscious aims to merge the worlds of fashion and environmental awareness through sustainable options like thrifting."

About the Millennium Fellow

Sanya Ghai is a dedicated keen learner. She is an empathetic and perceiving individual who believes that discarding society's preconceived norms, stigmas and stereotypical standards is very much attainable if the right soft, realistic and analytical skills are incorporated in missions of change. She is a sophomore at Christ University, Bangalore in India. She is pursuing a triple major in Economics, Political Science and Sociology. Her majors have given her a larger grasp about the worldview and society's functioning which helps her perceive individuals and even the socially relevant problems through multiple viewpoints and perspectives. She advocates for social equality and is committed to encourage discussions around women's rights, sex education and mental health. She can be found voicing her opinions and fighting for change through artistic mediums like poetry, debate and video editing. In her high school, she was the Cultural Secretary for Student Welfare. Her encounters with the underprivileged and initiatives to teach them have not only made her socially more aware of her privileged background but have also developed her epiphanies around how her longing for change and development is not just a mere change for the victims of social injustices but an estimation and projection of the subjugated's way of life.