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 MERLIN SARAH MATHEW, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Govt. Model Engineering College | Kochi, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

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" If you can speak, you can influence. If you can influence, you can change lives.
I believe that speaking confidently and having the courage to voice one's opinions is the most important skill set that any individual can possess. The confidence to voice ideas, and the courage to speak for oneself, are traits that many people lack. When I thought of what I could give back to society, this is the first thought that came to my mind. Thus our project 'UNFAZE' was born.
Being a Millennium Fellow gives me an exciting exposure and platform to connect with like-minded leaders from all over the world, who strive to create a positive impact in the lives around them. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Unfaze

Unfaze aims to help students of all age groups, particularly teenagers to feel confident about themselves, empower them to be comfortable in their own skin. To know it’s ok to be different and no one is going to hurt them because of that. A little bit of confidence goes a long way in helping individuals become successful.

Children are highly intelligent and have brilliant ideas but are unable to convey them properly to the world. This can be due to the lack of confidence, verbal and non-verbal skills, and fear of being judged. Textbook knowledge is not the only important source of quality education in the current world, it is essential that each child must be able to express their ideas and thoughts to make their dream projects or goals come true. We will be targeting school students and children in orphanages at the age of 10-14.

We will be helping them with fun activities and interactions in such a way that they won't even realize how their skills are being developed. We will also conduct regular events to evaluate and encourage students with some small perks and swags.

About the Millennium Fellow

Merlin Sarah Mathew is a B.tech undergraduate in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Govt. Model Engineering College Thrikkakkara. She is a passionate, active and talented individual who constantly looks for opportunities to learn and grow. She has a passion for speaking and was the global ambassador of The World Literacy Foundation. An explorer who enjoys the journey of learning something new as much as the destination itself, she tries to balance her broad spectrum of interests. Aspiring, and optimistic, she tries to create a positive impact on the lives of those around her