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 ÇELIKHAN BAYLAN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Koç University | İstanbul, Turkey | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

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" I am very excited to share this journey with my peers who also want to do good for their society. I am very much looking forward to seeing how our collaboration as Millennium Fellows will enhance our projects and impact others around us positively. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Let's Be United

Let's Be United is a project that aims at strengthening the social adaptation of the migrant kids who are facing social barriers in elementary school. We conduct workshops which have different topics each week. Each workshop aim to bring in global values such as empathy, global citizenship, gender equality and tolerance. This values are reflected in art, drama and music activities and games.

About the Millennium Fellow

Çelikhan Baylan completed his first year at Koç University as an international relations student who will double major in economics starting next semester. He also is an IB graduate. Çelikhan knew he wanted to study politics since 8th grade and his ambition towards politics-driven issues has only increased ever since. He got involved with MUN at high school, and the joy he captured during club hours and the many conferences he attended (including 5 THIMUNs) played an important role in the arising of his particular interest towards diplomacy. This also made him understand the ways in which the UN operates. Having a Turkish father and an Iranian mother, Çelikhan used his biracial side to develop a real sense of understanding of the injustices on a worldwide scale. All of his mother's side still lives in Iran, therefore he has a first hand source on the day-to-day challenges of living under such conditions, providing him a different perspective on many issues.