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 HAIFA MARYAM, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" The project I'm working on is one that is extremely close to my heart . I hope that by being a part of the Millennium Fellowship, I get to hone my communication and leadership skills and create a sustainable impact in my community. I am also excited about the networking opportunities provided by this fellowship and I hope to connect with inspiring changemakers from around the globe. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: FINDEPENDENT

Findependent is a social impact project led by Millennium Fellows (presented by United Nations Academic Impact & Millennium Campus Network) Roshni K Mathew, V Kirthana, Aliya Sheriff, Haifa Maryam and Ritheka Sundar from Stella Maris College, Chennai. This is a social media-centered online campaign that aims to address financial literacy among young women. Oftentimes, students are inadequately informed about managing money and savings and investments options available to them. And financial literacy is fast becoming one of the core skills which facilitate greater opportunities in this competitive world. Better financial literacy would enable young women to make calculated decisions that would ultimately aid in achieving a higher standard of living. Therefore, we feel that it is important to acclimatize the youth of today with this very essential skill and address the gender gap on financial literacy in India.

About the Millennium Fellow

Haifa Maryam is a final year student at Stella Maris College, Chennai pursuing her Bachelors in English Literature. She is an avid reader, passionate towards research in Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies and Gender theory. She is currently the Editor in Chief of the college magazine, Stellaeidoscope. As an aspiring writer and social entrepreneur, she hopes to one day create change through her words.

From a very early age, Haifa has been interested in advocating social justice through communication and transformational leadership. She has volunteered and organized several philanthropic projects on social causes ranging from facilitating accessible education to busting menstural myths to fundraising for crises reliefs. Currently she volunteers as the Head of Media at Volunteer for India.