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 DEVIKA RAJESH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Delhi | New Delhi, India | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2

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" When women do better, economies do better. Being a part of the prestigious Millennium Fellowship will help me connect with change-makers from across the globe. It provides me with a wonderful opportunity to interact and learn from a diverse community of student leaders who are on the mission to create a more equal and sustainable world. Sex education and conversations on menstruation are taboo subjects in India.
In India, it has been estimated that as many as 1 in 5 girls drop out of school after they get their periods. Their inability to access menstrual hygiene products and the stigma attached to menstruation eventually results in girls dropping out of school. Through my social impact project, I plan to encourage open conversations on this very natural bodily function and break the stigma attached to it. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Projectscarlet

Projectscarlet is an initiative undertaken to reach out to children from underprivileged backgrounds to burst the myths pertaining to menstruation, impart sex education, etc. The project aims to make this process of learning fun and interactive by involving various fun activities, using cartoons to present complex topics in a simple manner.

About the Millennium Fellow

Devika Rajesh is a student at the University of Delhi doing her majors in economics. She hails from the Kottayam district of Kerala and currently resides in New Delhi. She has always been a strong advocate of women's rights and is passionate about working for issues of environmental concern. She has been part of various societies /clubs since her school days. Her areas of interest include research, policy analysis, and reading among other things. You will mostly find her playing Sudoku or watching old Malayalam movies.