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 RITHEKA SUNDAR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" As an individual who is always looking forward to joining hands and propelling positive change, I deem it my privilege to be a Millennium Fellow. I believe that I will be able to connect with Fellows across the globe and foster growth by understanding different perspectives. "

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

Ritheka Sundar is a diligent and motivated individual, pursuing an undergraduate degree in Economics. Her deepest passion is to help create a sustainable and equitable world for the future generations. As a mentor for Bhumi Organization, she has taught young students from Chennai (South India) about the importance of environment and the necessity to uphold sustainability. Through this, she has also enabled many children to accomplish community projects by putting their learnings into practice. In the future, she hopes to work towards establishing gender equality and assisting marginalized communities in improving their access to resources and rehabilitation measures.