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 ANAMIKA G, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Indian Institute of Technology Madras | Chennai, India | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2

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" There is so much to be done out there, and too little time. However, as a part of a community of spirited, young global citizens committed to making meaningful change in the world, I am confident that there is still reason to believe a sustainable future is achievable. Driven by a desire for equity and shared prosperity for all, I am truly thrilled about the months ahead. I see this as a great opportunity to learn, grow, and give back to the community. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: IITM Mental Wellness Network

IITM Mental Wellness Network is a grassroots level endeavour aimed at raising mental health support systems within the student community. We will work within the IIT Madras campus and with underprivileged students from around the city of Chennai. We planned to mobilize students into tightly-knit support groups at the intra- and inter-departmental levels so that their mental health issues can be voiced in safe spaces. We will also work towards normalizing conversations surrounding mental health and conduct campus-wide data collection drives to cater to the specific needs of students. More importantly, we shall engage in a conversation with campus administration and other stakeholders to introduce a formal mental health infrastructure as part of the healthcare facilities available to students on campus, both in terms of counselling as well as medical attention. Simultaneously, we aim to interact with school students and introduce them to issues regarding 'Mental Health' potentially helping form an inter-university mental health support system that connects major campuses in South India. IITM Mental Wellness Network ultimately wishes to constitute a dynamic network that evolves with changing needs and times, in ways that understand connections between mental health and other spheres of life, such as educational quality, or gender equality.

About the Millennium Fellow

Anamika is currently pursuing her Integrated Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences. She has a keen interest in exploring the intersection of Economy and Society, and she is passionate about creating a world where sustainable development is not a choice, but a norm. Hailing from the state of Kerala in South India, she believes there is a lot more for her to explore and many wonderful individuals for her to meet, both within and beyond her country. Depending on when and where you find her on a day, she could be found either taking a long walk, or reading.