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 ANNA ANTONY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Stella Maris College | Chennai, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 1

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" I am truly excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship and serve the society alongside others with equal passion to uplift others and have a community impact.While being a Millennium Fellow provides me a larger platform to work hard and lend a helping hand to those in need,I also realize that it entrusts me an additional responsibility of working relentlessly to achieve the Sustainable development goals and be an advocate of social well-being. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Unleash

‘Unleash’, is a project undertaken under the Millennium Fellowship. It is led by Millennium Fellows Anna Antony, Gayathri Arvind and Mahalakshmi Manian. The initiative aims to help college students with writing as well as communication skills by creating an inclusive and non-judgemental community of learners. In places of higher education, the required level of writing and communication skills is high. Many, especially those who didn't primarily study in English at school or didn't have sufficient opportunities to develop these skills, face inhibitions and find it difficult to adapt to the new environment.

This project aims to build a student community where peers can help each other improve communication, presentation and writing skills that will help them in their quest to get better opportunities, jobs and will also boost their confidence. The project will have multiple sessions every week with creative learning activities that'll aid the learning process. The main aim of ‘Unleash’ is to provide a safe and inclusive space to students for developing their skills. We propose to enroll and engage student volunteers across departments to assist and further the initiative. At the end of the project, we hope to leave behind a strong, inclusive and self-supporting community, constituting students with renewed confidence in their own abilities to take on the world.

About the Millennium Fellow

Anna Antony is a passionate final year undergraduate student of Economics at Stella Maris College. She was born in Kerala,India and was raised by Indian parents.All these years,she has learned to respect diversity and acknowledge the uniqueness of each individual. She is highly committed to social work and continues to work hard to uplift others through research and volunteering activities. Anna is highly driven by self motivation and with her strong will-power and determination,she is capable of converting innovative and impactful ideas into action through this fellowship.