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 CHIDRUP SETTY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Tata Institute of Social Sciences | Mumbai, India | Advancing SDG 16 & UNAI 2

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" The fellows of 2020 from the TISS campus have been the torchbearers of social action as far as the campus is concerned. The Fellowship platform allows one to interact and coordinate with like-minded people and imbibes leadership and collective action values in making the world a better place to live. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Enhancing Human Capabilities - Apakshapaath

Apakshapaath forms an integral part of the umbrella project of Enhancing Human Capabilities. Humanity cannot attain its full potential without social justice and accessibility. So as a group of three members, we decided to contribute our bit to the fight against injustice. Our project has three parts- Efforts towards improving transparency and efficacy of child adoption in India, Afghanistan Humanitarian efforts, and School Innovation Challenge.
1. Efforts towards improving transparency and efficacy of child adoption in India- As a part of this project team member Vaishnavi Menon took up a project to create awareness about foster care among people. She has collected data from the government authorities and is currently working on expanding her research in the area/
2. Afghanistan fundraising project: The project is a continued effort to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanis. We have got in contact with a cohort working from Afghanistan and are in the process of raising funds in collaboration with team Saathi, a Rotaract club of Hyderabad with considerable social traction to aid fellow Afghan citizens.
3. SIC, 2021: We are working towards the implementation of the School Innovation Challenge, 2021 which is sponsored by the Telangana State Government, UNICEF, and Inquilab foundation and continue to assist about 1600 teachers spanned across eight districts as part of our responsibility in the project.

About the Millennium Fellow

Chidrup Setty is a dynamic student of Humanities and social sciences, who has worked in numerous fields from the rank of a cadet in the Indian Army to an international school tutor for Cuemath. Hailing from Hyderabad, India, this student from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, works in cohorts with his classmates in pursuing social action in fields of social, political, and economic justice and furthering human welfare. As part of this, he works as the head of operations for team Saathi (an NGO under Rotaract Hyderabad) which provided decisive help at its capacity during the peak of delta variant cases in India.