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 MANASA S, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
PES University | Bengaluru, India | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 8
" By being a Millennium Fellow, I believe I can make a difference with the training, connections and recognition. Through the training, I can be a better leader and a better citizen who can implement something that is useful for the society and the whole world. Helping the ones in need, bringing about peace is my ambition. Communal harmony and world peace is my aim. Through the Millennium Fellowship, I believe I can find the contacts and network around the world, gather ideas to bring about tranquility.
Networking and learning more about leadership is my major focus in this fellowship. Introducing my idea to a global extent through this fellowship would be great. This distinction will help me for my future socially impacting works. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Kshema
Kshema, is an app designed to ensure adherence to standard protocols meant to be followed during this pandemic. Led by Millennium Fellows Manasa S, Keerthana R and Aditi Shankar, this app offers a fun way to follow protocols, which also has an added benefit to keep people safe. Kshema was born out of pure concern to the society after witnessing the storm that is COVID-19. As of now, the platform is built to operate within the city, with the potential to expand, which can be used by a commoner to a person body politic. Presently, the management of the pandemic is in a top-down, whereas Kshema sets out to reach a higher success rate of compliance of SOPs by adopting a bottom-up approach.
Adherence to protocol presents the opportunity to earn points, which can be redeemed for incentives. Breaking protocol, identified by using a location-based algorithm, would result in a reduction in points. Along with gamifying the platform, it ensures that the user will be reminded of following it.
About the Millennium Fellow
Manasa Shivakumar, a smart, intelligent, humble, trustworthy and a social person is a bright undergraduate student pursuing Bio-Technology Engineering. She has always been socially responsible, concerned about our environment and engaging in activities inclusive of philanthropic projects and social justice. She was born and brought up in Bangalore; truly a responsible citizen. Her knowledge and experience in entrepreneurship is commendable and taught her so much more than just thinking inside the box. Manasa is passionate about her study and aspires to be a civil servant of her beloved nation and a responsible citizen contributing to world peace. Her journey in IMUN and Harvard courses brought out the thrive she was always looking for. She aspires to cultivate these advocacies further on in her future endeavours and provide her contribution to the SDG’s by being a person of constant practice, bravery, respect and reflection.