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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT YAUVANI SUDARSHAN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
The University of Hong Kong | Hong Kong, China | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 7
" Sara Ahmed said that to live a feminist life is to live in very good company. My intepretation of this is that to live a significant life, one in which I aim to bring systemical structures of racism and sexism to an end, while recognizing the intersectionalities of these overwhelming issues, it is necessary to gain and develop reputable skills. The Millennium Fellowship is great company and will allow me to make my social impact more tangible and aligned with the UNAI principles and SDGs. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Chatter That Matters (HKU)
Chatter That Matters (HKU), is a student organization centered around mental and sexual health. We aim to be interactive, engaging, and intimate in the conversations we open and sustain. Our intent is to destigmatize mental health as a “disease” with cookie-cutter solutions, and thus acknowledging its complexity and better grasp its root causes. In this respect, we believe our organisation has a different approach to tackling mental health, in that it aims only to normalize and ease the struggles it entails.
We aspire extend conversations to rebranding the conventional impression of sex and sex education, which has been deemed a taboo in Hong Kong society. We intend to encourage open discussion on the topic to yield a secure space for people to express their concerns and provide readily available access to useful and practical sexual knowledge.
About the Millennium Fellow
Yauvani Sudarshan is a dedicated, passionate and bright biomedical sciences student at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Although she was born and resides in Botswana, she is currently studying in Asia, closer to her Indian ethnic roots. From a tender age, Yauvani knew that she wanted to lead a significant life, with an open - minded attitude supported by her principles. Throughout high school, Yauvani learnt and discovered what this may mean via successfully organizing and taking part in community service projects, ranging from rasing awareness about the LGBTQ+ community to raising funds to build a home for underpriveledged children battling cancer. Now in college, she continues this process and has cofounded a mental health organization and aspires to further develop her leadership skills to translate these ideas beyond a school setting. Yauvani aspires to create and exist in a professional space in which she can simultaneously be an academic and devote time and cultivate ideas and advocacies regarding service.