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 RISHWA SHEKHAR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Indraprastha College for Women | New Delhi, India | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3

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" Working amongst the future global leaders with a passion to be the change-makers, through their dedication and vision, for a united world, coupled with compassion for humanity will undoubtedly inspire me to take that extra mile towards excellence. The Millennium Fellowship will provide me the necessary exposure to collaborate my social impact projects with a truly global cohort of people, with the ability to transcend tangible solutions. I am really excited to be a part of this dynamic and culturally diverse group with the potential to be the torchbearers of change. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Parwaaz

Parwaaz aims to assist the students and society to normalize the discussion of mental health and reduce the stigma associated with it. The purpose of this Project is to promote, restore and maintain a positive mental health. Parwaaz is constituted on the idea of assisting the students and society to reduce the stigma associated with mental health, promote help seeking behaviours and emotional well-being practices, and prevent suicide through individual education and outreach events. There is a need for teenagers and adolescents to be aware of mental health issues that affect their peers and community as well as resources for how to seek help. It is important to cultivate practices that support emotional wellbeing. When mental health is overlooked, it can have detrimental effects on the individual and the community. For this cause, the whole team of Parwaaz is determined to spread awareness by arranging workshops, counseling sessions, activities and a lot more.

About the Millennium Fellow

Rishwa Shekhar is a bold, intellectual, and goal-oriented student of political science at Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. Being born to a UN peacekeeping officer, she acknowledges the ability of an individual in facilitating change while serving humankind and wishes to use her leadership potential for the service of those around her. A keen observer of global relations and world affairs, Rishwa attaches great importance to combined international efforts on issues like climate change and the need for international solidarity for the welfare of the citizens of our mother Earth. Throughout her school years and currently in her college, she has been constantly engaging herself with the local communities through various social outreach initiatives to impart education and promote awareness regarding issues, like child welfare, gender inequality, and mental health. Through her tireless actions, she hopes to one day leave a legacy of mutual respect for each other, amongst differences, in this world.