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 KAVIN RAMESH PILLAI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

IILM University | Gurgaon, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

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" My political ideas are driven by intersectionality, teamwork, and innovation!
That's why the honour of being a Millennium Fellow means everything to me as I now have access to a global network of like-minded individuals who have a passion for social change with the help of simple yet innovative initiatives.

Being a part of this generation comes in with a lot of opportunities, but a lot of pressure as well, so I want to prime myself by working with established individuals so that we can make a positive difference to the world, starting from our very own locality! We can work our way up while influencing the powers that may be to follow suit! "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Sign With Us

Sign With Us is an initiative that aims to work for individuals with hearing and speech impairment by spreading Indian Sign Language based literacy amongst academics, corporates and general communities. This will aid multilingual and inclusive learning in Indian academic institutions. Which connects to SDG 4 i.e quality education and SDG 10 i.e Reduced Inequality. Alongside, we aim to sensitise corporates to help the hearing and speech impaired communities get equal opportunities to build a career. This would support them to become financially independent.

About the Millennium Fellow

A childhood spent in the Middle East and India inspired Kavin Pillai's pursuit of a multicultural education that was interdisciplinary in scope. Kavin is entering his third year of university as a History and International Relations major. He worked at the Global Counter-Terrorism Council (GCTC), India’s premier policy think-tank, while being an International Student Ambassador for the Doha Debates, and volunteering at two renowned NGOs - HelpAge India, and Lions Club International. He also held multiple leadership roles at both university and school levels. He has a passion for political discourse, public policy, sports, and all things pop culture.