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 MUHAMMEDH JABIRALI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" I am super excited to join a team of enterprising individuals driven by the purpose of improving the standards of mental well-being. It is a great honour to be part of the Millennium Fellowship as I believe it opens a vast horizon of opportunities to work with like-minded young leaders around the world and understand various cultures. Our ultimate dream is to ensure that every human being has access to mental health care and a safe space where they can afford to be vulnerable. I firmly believe in being the change I want to see in the world, and this fellowship is a step in that direction. "

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

Muhammedh Jabirali is a highly motivated student of Development Studies in the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. A passionate IR enthusiast with a particular interest in West Asian politics, he believes that true victory is one in which all are equally victorious. As an advocate of women's rights, minority rights and sustainable development, Jabirali firmly believes that the world could be transformed into a better place if people try to understand each other's struggles. He firmly believes that the best use of his experience that he garnered over the years working in different organisations is spent uplifting the underprivileged.