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 SHREYATHAA P, 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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" Through the Millennium Fellowship, I am really excited to meet and work with students from auound the world who are passionate about contibuting towards thier societies. I am looking forward to expanding the horizons of my knowledge by being a part of this wonderful organisation. I am proud to be associated with the Millennium Campus Network in advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. "

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

Shreyathaa is pusuing integrated MS programme at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati. She is a recipient of the KVPY fellowship award, funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST) Government of India. She is keen about learning new things and believes that dreaming big is the key to achieve great things. She wishes to contribute to the society through her research in biological sciences. She is a passionate singer and wants to positively impact the lives of many through her music. According to her helping others and living in harmony with nature are the best ways to attain true happiness.