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 PRAKASH VASANTHAKUMAR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of South Florida | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 8

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" The Millennium Fellowship is beyond leadership experience. It is a matter of making an impact on the world, meeting leaders around the world, and integrating the future global generation. As we grow as a humanity, so do the problems. I have seen many individuals suffering through their situation without any proper support or security from anyone. This is especially true with mental health. The COVID-19 pandemic has made many people more emotionally vulnerable than before. Depression and anxiety is running rampant in every household. It seems as if the hope for a bright future is slowly dwindling. That is why I created H-ART-fulness for All initiative with my sister. I believe meditation and art are potentially the most efficient and effective methods of strengthening mental health. However, without proper knowledge of these methods or the purpose behind these methods, individuals can never properly improve their mental health. I am trying to do my best helping out others and making them actually benefit from these methods, just like how I did. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: H-ART-Fulness for All

H-ART-fulness for All essentially introduces people to the Heartfulness way of meditation and allows people to participate in art therapy sessions. The sessions are specifically designed to help improve the mental states of people, especially students that are stressed by the loads of academic work.

About the Millennium Fellow

Prakash Vasanthakumar is a hard-working and vigilant pre-medical student from the University of South Florida. He was born in the United States and went to school in the United States, India, and Singapore. Being raised in different nations has truly provided him a more complete perspective about the world. Ever since, he has been an active global citizen. He studied in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program in which he was learning about universal concepts and how to be a global citizen through courses such as Theory of Knowledge. In college, he grew into a true activist by advocating for the rights of Asians as part of the Stop AAPI Hate movement. He continued to help out other individuals in the global community, such as the batey communities in the Dominican Republic, as a pre-medical student through volunteering and research. Prakash aspires to become a physician serving in medical camps at medically underserved nations.