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 NEHA MALLIKARJUN ALAGI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" Being a Millennium Fellow will give me a platform to voice my thoughts and find solutions for the problems along with my teammates and other wonderful beings I'll meet through this program. Meeting new people is always fun and exciting and I look forward to it. I'll be able to open my eyes to various issues existing not only in my country but throughout the world. By interacting and working together, I believe we'll be able to overcome the challenges and find a better solution. "

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

Neha Mallikarjun Alagi is an empathetic, passionate young engineering student at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka. She's well aware of the issues existing around her and wants to create an impact on society. She's a diligent person who always sees through her work till the very end. She has been driven towards menstrual health awareness, financial literacy for women, and quality education for deprived children. She seeks to create social impact by being a conscious, passionate citizen who will work to exercise communal responsibility. She voices her opinions and focuses on what she strongly feels about. She believes that she can bring about a change and find solutions for the issues existing in society, and everything does start with a belief.