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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT SAARTHAK SANDIP MARATHE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Indian Institute of Technology Madras | Chennai, India | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6
" The fellowship would allow me to use the resources, mentorship, global network of like-minded youth and the collective effort of my peers to collaborate, lead, learn and contribute to creating effective and long-lasting impact. The skills of capacity building, organisational leadership, negotiating consensus between independent bodies, facilitating community action and networking that I learn through the course of this fellowship will greatly aid me in my future work and development of this initiative. My future work will also greatly benefit from the associations I make with leaders and other fellows, their unique perspectives and experiences. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: SMASH - Students' Movement Against Sexual Harassment
SMASH (Students' Movement Against Sexual Harassment) is an initiative to sensitize people and destigmatise the conversation and discussions around sexual harrassment. The overall goal is to create a safe, gender inclusive society as an effort to further the SDG 5 on Gender Equality and as a commitment to human rights (UNAI 6).
About the Millennium Fellow
Saarthak Marathe is a young, curious, globally competitive engineering student at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Over the years, he has been involved in multiple social initiatives which he was passionate about, involving mental health, social justice, gender equality. Currently in his college years, he has been part of multiple student organizations which allowed him to be part of initiatives that shared his common interests and drive. He plans on continuing the above and contribute to the society through his outstanding leadership. Saarthak aspires to be a professional in a field where he would be promoted for his endeavours in these sectors and at the same time provide his own contribution in the development & propagation of the United Nations' Sustainability Goals.