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 NEIL ROJAN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology | Kochi, India | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 10

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" It's hurtful to see that on one end we have people going through pain and suffering due to mental illness and on the other hand, people having false perceptions of it and romanticizing it, making it a fashion statement. I want to change this. I want to ensure that the victims receive the expert treatment they require, as well as dispel any misconceptions on mental health. Being a Millennium Fellow excites me because it will allow me to gain experience interacting with people from various cultures and backgrounds, learning about their projects, exploring new ideas, and receiving valuable guidance, all of which will be extremely beneficial to this project in the long run. It's an honor to be a member of a worldwide community dedicated to making the world a better place for everyone. Being a member of this community inspires me to work for causes that are bigger than myself. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Alluminate Mental Health Drive

Alluminate is a Mental Health Awareness Drive organized by a group of Millennium Fellows at Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology, targeted towards the students and parents from their college and the surrounding community. The drive will have its own website and Instagram account, as well as monthly newsletters and bi-monthly workshops and meditation sessions led by specialists. The ultimate objective is to turn Alluminate into a self-sustaining local non-profit focusing on creating a safe space for conversations on mental health and encouraging a healthy, peaceful lifestyle. We hope to positively impact the lives of around 200-300 people by the end of 2021. Having 50+ participants in our workshops, our newsletter being viewed by at least 150 people, and the Instagram handle having at least 200 followers, are going to be some of the measurable goals we hope to accomplish by December 2021 and these will also be the indicator of this drive having made a difference.

About the Millennium Fellow

Neil Rojan is an aspiring freshman wanting to broaden his knowledge and sharpen his abilities in order to make a meaningful contribution to society. A rising undergraduate in Information Technology at Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology, Kerala, India, Neil loves traveling to new places and interacting with different cultures.
He feeds his academic appetite by hosting events, moderating debates, and watching TED talks while also pursuing other interests like trying out different cuisines and building relations. He enjoys being among people and have insightful conversations over a cup of coffee.