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 SHREYA SHAJI NAMATH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
National Institute of Technology Karnataka | Mangaluru, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" The Millennium Fellowship is an amazing platform that will help me connect to like-minded, empathetic people and bring in great exposure and inspiration to elevate my own work. I am excited to learn invaluable lessons from the experiences and work of others in this global network.
Ever since I started community service in school, I have felt a sense of empathy and responsibility to use my education to help those less fortunate and bring to them the same level of fundamental opportunities that I was blessed with. "
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
Shreya Namath is a passionate computer science undergraduate who is easily intrigued and thus interested in a whole host of topics from painting and design to psychology and tech.
Her interest in creating a sustainable social initiative is rooted in personal experience gained from interacting with young kids and others hailing from lesser privileged backgrounds.