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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.



Indian Institute of Science Education and Research | Tirupati, India | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 1


" Millennium Fellowship is something so empowering and truely inspiring and something I was looking forward to. It provides a platform to connect with many young minds that think like me and wants to make a change in this world. When I see myself and the way I live I feel blessed to have this life when there are many who do not have food to eat even once a day. So why not try and do the best to change that? And this is the very best opportunity for that. Because of this fellowship I could already connect with similar cause as me in my college so imagine the same throughout the world! Thank you Millennnium for this golden chance. I hope to do my project to my level best. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: E'dhatu

E'dhatu is a group project by 5 (3 fellows and 2 college mates) students of IISER Tirupati initiated as part of the Millennium Fellowship. It focuses on the advancement of SDG 2 and 3. As part of the project we collaborated with NGOs to cook, pack and distribute food for the homeless and hungry. Due to the lockdown we were not on campus all these 3 months but a few of us managed to travel together to meet offline and carry out our objectives to make this project a success.We further went on to raise funds to provide them with food for a month. We also planned on cancer talk series and even got in touch with well known cancer survivors but due to clash in schedules and workload we could not manage a common time. Other than that we kept our initial goals intact.

About the Millennium Fellow

Namitha J.P is an honest empethetic hard working and God fearing science student at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Tirupati. She was born and brought up in Kerala a south indian state and did her schooling there. Now she is studying in Andhra Pradesh. Growing up in a country like India Namitha had witnessed starvation and malnutrition being the cause of death in many and had done whatever she could to prevent it. Namitha longs for a world without hunger where everyone happily eats and no one dies empty stomach. Losing a family member close to her heart to cancer Namitha and her family went through an emotional turmoil. She feels that there was not enough mental support that was given to her or her family. Namitha desires to be the change she wants to see in this world. Namitha wants to use her voice and stand for what she believes in. She wants to cease this amazing opportunity to use her leadership skills and teamwork spirit to do her absolute best in transforming this world for the better. Namitha wants to work on this project that is in alliance with UN Sustainable Goals even in the future and is even considering to take it as her profession and work her entire life for the change she longs to see.

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