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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.



Tata Institute of Social Sciences | Mumbai, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 2


" Social science is a world that came to me unexpectedly. Coming from a family with a law background, I was conditioned into thinking that after all, law would be my destiny. But my volunteering days in Scouts and Guides made me realize how much I love being a helping hand for others. It was not just another badge for me that I had to acquire. When you see that your actions leave a meaningful impact in another person’s life, the happiness that you feel cannot be matched with anything else. One day I chanced upon the name - Tata institute of social sciences, and now I am proud that I am part of a family which is beyond the classroom walls as much as it is inside. My 2 years in TISS and the experience that I have gained through all these years of volunteering have made me realize the advantage of learning a skill that I can apply at all levels of practice, in so many different situations. Seeing so many diverse people from various backgrounds has opened my eyes to the boundless ways we heal as humans. When you are in the field, each day is about embodying the values of equity, dignity and respect to make a change with and for other people. I also really love the great people I meet during this journey, who continue to inspire
and motivate me to reach new heights. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Enhancing Human Capabilities

In Project Vrixsh, I have partnered with six Teach for India classrooms in four different schools - SNV English School, Holy Star English High School, Pahadi MPS, and Sriram Vidya Mandir - located in Malvani, Malad, Mumbai. Through this project, I had the opportunity to manage career guidance sessions for 7th and 8th graders from marginalized sections in the city of Mumbai.

About the Millennium Fellow

Hi, my name is Gayathri B Pullat, and I am a senior at Tata Institute of Social Science studying to get my degree in Social science. I was born and raised in Kerala, India and I have a twin sister. Since the pandemic hit, I live in an apartment with my parents and my sister. This year I started my work as an intern at Teach for India which provides all free education to the underprivileged children. Academically, I am interested in public health, and I’d like my career around public health administration. I love to travel and one of the most interesting about it has been meeting people in all the countries I’ve visited and exploring their culture. I love singing, swimming and am proud of my mini librabry that I have set up in my home!

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