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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT GAYATHRI NISHA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
National Institute of Technology Karnataka | Mangaluru, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" I believe that taking action towards achieving your goals is just as much, if not more important than solely holding on to ideas. I see this as a once in a lifetime opportunity to connect with like-minded fellows from institutions worldwide and bring about the change I want to see in the world. The Millennium Fellowship will provide me with a resourceful and empowering space to make a sustainable impact and help turn my ideas into reality. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Jeevanadi
Project Jeevanadi focuses on creating a meaningful impact primarily on three important social issues: Financial literacy for women and school children, menstrual health and quality education for underprivileged children and education for underserved children.
1. Financial Literacy: A topic that isn’t given much attention in schools which in turn leads to students growing up to make poor life decisions in their future. Women and children in India have always held a paradoxical position when it comes to making financial decisions, we empower them through conducting workshops, by guiding them step-by-step in attaining a level of financial literacy.
2. Menstrual Health & Hygiene: According to one study, only 36% of India’s 336 million menstruating females use sanitary napkins while the rest use life-threatening materials to manage the flow leading to issues due to it. Our team aims to educate women about menstrual health and distribute basic sanitary kits through various on-ground operations.
3. Education for underserved children: Our team is passionate about educating children who do not have access to the resources to fulfil their potential with personal mentoring sessions. We believe that enabling them is the first step to fixing what is missing in our society. We will be tutoring them in basic subjects and offering career guidance to help them realize their goals.
About the Millennium Fellow
Gayathri Nisha is an aspiring software engineer and is enthusiastic about using her technical knowledge to impact lives positively. Over the years, she has realized her passion for coming up with effective solutions to various social issues and ultimately creating stronger and happier communities.