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 JIFFINA JAMES PATRICK, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

National Institute of Technology Karnataka | Mangaluru, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

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" “As a leader, I aspire to consciously steer my peers in the direction of communal responsibility and sustainable development - I know that being a Millennium Fellow is the perfect way to interact with passionate global citizens and pave the way for tangible impact. The cycle of sharing and learning will motivate me to venture into uncharted waters and absorb the big picture of social impact!” "

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

Jiffina James Patrick is a leader - you will find her amidst fellow friends always working on something. A final year student, she is pursuing a major in Civil Engineering and a minor in Informational Technology. Jiffina is a keen student with numerous interest fields making her a perfect match to work with for various initiatives. As a socially driven individual, she has always been involved in projects that establish change. Working on the Sustainable Development Goals with her team has always been her dream and the exposure from MCN is the perfect catalyst for her ideas!