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 SONYA RIA GOPINATH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" If I have the opportunity to impact even one person's life in a positive way, I'd take it. Here, I am being provided that opportunity with much needed guidance and support. Meeting like-minded people and innovating new ways, we can make our world more hospitable and accommodating. This is why I am excited to be part of the Millennium Fellowship. We all need to grow together, or we as people won't grow at all. "

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

Sonya Ria Gopinath is an economics major student at Jai Hind College, Mumbai. She has a deep interest in environmental conservation, especially in analysing the impact of human activities on marine ecosystems. She also continuously works to better herself and somehow, also her surroundings. She considers having an inclusive approach to her work the only way her efforts will reach and impact everybody.