ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations.  30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year. 

The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year. 


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT THADSIKA PONNAMPALAM, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Concordia University l Québec, Canada l Advancing SDG 3 and UNAI 9

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“I'm excited to be a Millennium Fellow, because I think it's important to bring awareness and especially to one that really means a lot to me, to raise awareness to a project that could help many children that are fighting their mental battles.

I also am a strong believer in making a difference as a team. Working in a team is the key to making a change, no matter how little or how large. As minds come together, stronger the impact.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

MEDLIFE Concordia seeks to mitigate poverty in marginalized rural areas and ensure global sustainability and human rights by providing citizens with the appropriate medicinal, educational, and developmental care. For the duration of the Fellowship, the organization would like to carry out a new initiative which seeks to support children with mental disabilities. They have a set goal of raising $5000 which will be donated to a local organization of our choice such as Bell Let's Talk, a NPO, which is Canada's largest initiative dedicated to de-stigmatize mental health. Throughout the span of these four months, they will carry out at least eight fundraising events, with at least two designated at a larger scale. These events will help measure their progress in successfully reaching our goal.

About the Millennium Fellow

Thadsika Ponnampalam is a biology student, entering her third year in university. She enjoys reading books and listening to music. Throughout her school years, she grew up very shy and quiet, but when she got her first job at 16, she was able to be more social and loves connecting with people.

Connect with Thadsika Ponnampalam via Instagram