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 FRANCIS BOITUMELO GOBODO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Malawi College of Medicine | Blantyre, Malawi | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 1

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" Humility and Creativity, being a Millennium Fellow will open my mind to so much skill and potential in other, young leaders, innovators and trail blasers, like myself. I believe this the place that will sharpen my academic, artistic and social skills, so I can learn to give more back to my community and the world in general "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Unboxed Mental Health Awareness

Mental health is crucial among young people, although it is commonly neglected. This negligence calls for an intervention of which we have come up with this project. It is meant to address mental health illiteracy and provide mental health support to university students in Malawi. Although face-to-face support groups have been shown to have a great impact in providing mental health support, they may not be convenient or suitable for a couple of people as most mental health problems are attached to stigma and privacy. Therefore, we plan to build an application that will serve as a support group. It will have anonymous chat groups that can help and educate students about mental health. On top of that, therewill be a hotline to a psychiatrist in case anyone would need expert help. For further awareness, a Facebook page will be created where different topics on mental health will be posted; where possible, creativity will be included to make the content more appealing and easy to engage with. The other part of this project is to help students advance in their education and careers. In interacting with them, we would like to challenge them to be more and aspire to have a global impact. This will be done by presenting school/scholarship/internship/fellowship opportunities to them; helping them to apply for such by reviewing their essays and providing interview tips and so on. With this, the project is addressing SDG 3 and 4.

About the Millennium Fellow

Francis Boitumelo Gobodo is a young, bright and talented medical school student at The Malawi College of Medicine. For so long he's been driven by the desire to extend a helping hand in various forms and to various people. For instance, reaching out via mental health talks. Through out secondary school, he has been involved in various groups, class initiatives and hospital visits. Graduating into University as the best Student in his previous years!