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 ISMATULLO RAHIMOV, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | Hong Kong, China | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 5

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" I do not see any other reason to engage in social justice than caring for everything and everyone around you. I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I want to helpful and bring change, and with the community of Fellows and the all-around support, I am confident this task will be done in an easier and more efficient manner. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: It's Linked

The project, It’s LinkEd, aims to empower youth by 1) Developing digital literacy, 2) Developing scientific literacy and critical thinking skills, and 3) Promoting a love of learning.

Today, one finds oneself bombarded with misinformation and fake news. With social media algorithms further perpetuating polarisation, and news companies fighting to make the most sensational headlines to receive the most views, impressionable young students are starting to hold questionable opinions without understanding the evidence behind them. Moreover, while technology has kept the world connected during this pandemic, this overreliance on digital activities leads to internet addictions, with adverse psychological, physiological and social consequences.

This project aims to spread awareness through creating an easy-to-understand Instagram page, fun and informative videos for easy learning, and more intensive self-learning online modules. We cover topics across the spectrum, such as logical fallacies, the digital divide, and technology addiction. Moreover, we are in the process of defining terms to collaborate with local charitable organisations to provide learning modules, practice worksheets/exercises, and an interactive forum for discussion for secondary school students in Hong Kong.

About the Millennium Fellow

Rahimov Ismatullo is an inquisitive and passionate junior at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University studying the Broad Discpline of Language, Culture and Communication with a specialization in English. He was born in a small city in Tajikistan, lived in the US, and is currently studying in Hong Kong. He has been a proponent and enforcer of social justice as long as he remembers himself. He is a certified human rights defender, an anti-corruption trainer, and an intern for the United Nations Development Programme. At university, he is also a "Limitless" Ambassador, where he works to improve inclusion on campus. As someone with ambassadorship and UN experience, he wants to make a bigger impact by being a UN Millennium Fellow.