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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.



The University of Hong Kong | Hong Kong, China | Advancing SDG 16 & UNAI 7


" The possibility of change for a new day is what gives me that drive on my hardest days. I feel enriched when I'm discussing ideas with people, piecing valuable insights and pondering over questions and feeding my brain knowledge that can be transferred into something valuable. The skills I gain from the Millennium Fellowship will help me improve my leadership and help me achieve UNAI principles and SDGs. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project EMblaze

Firstly, we will make documentaries that will mutually debunk stereotypes for both locals & EMs. Furthermore, we will be having a website for city-wide important information specifically designed to assist EMs. For instance, if someone wishes to fill a form for public housing, they can find application forms there, with guidelines along with videos in different languages (Cantonese, English, Urdu, Hindi, Nepalese, etc.) made on how to fill those forms and in addition to this the website can also be translated into several South Asian languages with an audio system that speaks out the instructions. These features would be included to basically assist those who cannot read, which is a common case with the majority of EMs. We also plan to have a list of places (like mosques, churches, etc.) on websites like a directory, and we will also use this platform to promote small EM businesses (discount codes for certain foods, products), thus economically benefiting these small businesses and ultimately lifting EMs up.

Remodelling the cultural-activities/tutorial classes as an experiential course (locals mixed with EMs, EMs teaching locals how to make biryani, locals teaching EMs how to make dumplings, can be divided into different EM countries and their specific food) will also be our focus along with wide-scale resource & activity-based carnivals including but not limited to CHIT & CHAI, tea sharing from different countries, and NGO information booths etc.

About the Millennium Fellow

Yusuf Mohideen is a zesty, passionate and insightful agent of change, double majoring in Psychology & Neuroscience at The University of Hong Kong. He was born and bred in Hong Kong but ethnically from south India and has had international educational exposure from a young age that allows him to mingle with people of different countries, caste and creed. Yusuf has always been actively involved in social justice and standing up for people’s rights within intersectional feminism. He believes in the utilitarian ideology that we can always strive for the greater good, whether it be small or big efforts, they’re still efforts nonetheless and it’s those pure intentions that truly leads to change. He is currently involved in a project aimed for the economic empowerment of HK’s ethnic minorities and is continuously marking his work in various fields: arts, literature, modelling and in academia.

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