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 ROSHNI K MATHEW, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" It is said that 'Genius is in the idea, impact however comes from action' and being a part of the Millennium Fellowship will allow me to do exactly that! My project tackles an issue which most women around my age face in India and the fellowship will give me a platform to increase the impact of my project while simultaneously furthering the message of the UN SDGs and the UNAI principles. Working with other fellows within the fellowship will teach me invaluable lessons in hard work, passion for working towards something bigger than myself and the drive to create an impact that lasts! I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the fellowship and am excited to embark on a new journey towards creating social impact. "

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

Roshni K Mathew is a final year undergraduate student of Economics at Stella Maris College, Chennai. She has been interested in the field of economics since her school days and this interest has translated into a passionate love for learning more about the changing economic paradigm. Roshni is someone who finds her peace among her books and innumerable cups of coffee. She strongly believes that, “Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women”. And this is what drives her to make a tangible change in the world around her.