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 MADHUMITHA KRISHNASWAMY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research | Tirupati, India | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3

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" I am a person who believes in team work and inculcation of different opinions in decision making, and being a Millennium Fellow enhances this by aiding collaborations with like minded individuals all over the world with a united goal of fulfilling SDGS aligned with UNAI , as well as providing a platform to communicate, guide and learn from experts, resulting in cohesion and enhancement of our actions to the community. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Vimukthi

In many societies, women are discriminated against due to socio-cultural factors. We come from India, where menstruation is considered a social taboo, and menstrual hygiene is often ignored in rural societies. Just talking about periods raises a lot of stigmas. Project Vimukthi focuses on raising awareness about women’s health and providing them medical services through health camps. These tasks will be achieved through a series of interactive workshops for local schools, orphanages, and rural communities in Tirupati. The workshops will include information about growing up, the physiology of menstruation, and hygiene that can help girls. Our project hopes to make girls and women be able to freely express (hence the name: Vimukthi-be freed) and talk about their reproductive health, as many women do not feel safe talking about their health and are afraid of judgement. Through self-funding and proposed collaborations with organisations with the help of the outreach club in our college, we hope to provide factual education on menstrual health combined with the supply of sanitary products. The interactive workshops and health camps will run parallel to ensure the maximum benefit.

About the Millennium Fellow

Madhumitha Krishnaswamy is an enthusiastic student of Indian Institute of Science education and Research at Tirupati, India, whose childhood filled with travel led to a desire of learning about the world from books, media and most importantly, from people.At first glance she appears to be quiet with her nose in a book, but the right words can spark a passionate debate and never ending philosophical tirades. The belief of Karma and the consequences of actions plays an important part in every decision she makes and believes that everyone should be armed with the correct knowledge to make informed decisions. She aims to be at the forefront of scientific research and hopes that her contributions to society, no matter how small,are impactful.