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 RICHA NAWALKAR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Jai Hind College | Mumbai, India | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 3

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" I strongly believe that little by little, a little becomes a lot and this is what has motivated me to undertake every small step towards social work. I dream of a more sustainable Earth where prosperity and well-being are not constrained and opportunities are widespread.
The Millennium Fellowship provides the perfect opportunity for me to enhance my skills and take an even bigger step towards the execution of my social aspirations. I am ecstatic to work with like-minded individuals and contribute towards the realization of the SDGs and UNAI principles. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Mindfulness With Joy

Mindfulness with Joy is a pertinent example of how inequalities can be reduced and inclusiveness can be brought in, in society. The project from its inception aims to engage children and adults with special needs in various activities which will not only promote their overall development but also help spread joy. It aims to improve overall social awareness about specially abled persons. We also aim to help children with disabilities feel equal and feel capable of doing the things that those without physical disabilities do.

About the Millennium Fellow

Richa Nawalkar is a final year student at Jai Hind College, India, pursuing a degree in Economics. She is an animal lover, nature enthusiast, and an advocate for peace and mental well-being. Moreover, she is dedicated to environmental protection, education for all, and bridging the gap between poverty and prosperity.

Having been a part of her college’s social activities club, she has been able to materialize her passion for social action through various collective philanthropic projects.
Through her academic background in Economics and zeal for meaningful research, she wishes to grow her impact in the future.