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 NAYANTARA THOMAS, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" My work is primarily driven by a desire to do things differently and approach problems in a more creative way. The Millennium Fellowship gives me the opportunity to develop the skills I need to approach projects creatively and improve the way I implement the project I am working on and so I am very excited to learn more and start working! "

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

Nayantara Thomas is a highly driven, hardworking individual who is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Govt. Model Engineering College, India. Born and brought up in Kerala, India, she has always been passionate about giving back to her community in any way she can. She is especially passionate about causes such as mental health, education, and gender equality. Through the Millennium Fellowship, she hopes to make a wider impact on her community through her project and work to advance the sustainable development goals under the UN.