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 DIYA RAKESH VALEJA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Jai Hind College | Mumbai, India | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 2

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" Being a Millennium Fellow gives me the opportunity to connect and work with like-minded individuals and leaders, who have the same goals as I do. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity that I am really looking forward to. I hope to contribute to the best of my abilities in advancing the causes of gender equality and quality education "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Power: A STEM initiative

Project Power focuses on providing an equal representation and opportunity to young females who want to pursue subjects under STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) but are not able to due to the gender stereotypes, patriarchy, and lack of opportunity. Project Power makes them aware of their challenges and opportunities to prepare them better and give an extra step to the ladder of achieving their success.

About the Millennium Fellow

Diya Valeja is a third year Bachelor of Arts undergraduate student majoring in Psychology from University of Mumbai. She has been born and brought up in the city of Mumbai, a place she absolutely loves. Diya has recieved training in classical dancing, loves to read and follows every cricket match she can. She is passionate about the causes of mental health, gender equality, and women's rights. She wants to work towards bridging the gap between genders and de-stigmatizing mental health, especially in South Asia.