Fellowship Project: Develop a model for the Mind@Ease project to identify and train youth who can further support their peers both professionally and personally. Major work is to ideate and create a social media strategy around mental health.
Highlights: Sanaa Munjal is serving as an American India Foundation (AIF) Banyan Impact Fellow with Tech Mahindra Foundation based in Delhi-NCR. For her Fellowship project, she is working around mental health and is supporting the organization to create a social media strategy along with a model for their Mind@Ease project to identify and train youth who can further support their peers professionally and personally. Hailing from Jaipur, Rajasthan, she moved to New Delhi in 2019 to pursue her undergraduate degree in Economics (Hons.) from Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi. Owing to the pandemic, she explored diverse domains, and through volunteering opportunities, she delved deeper into the development and social impact space. She worked with organizations like the United Nations Global Compact Network India and NITI Aayog, which helped her gain policy and research-driven experience. She also obtained a diploma from the Indian Institute of Governance and Leadership in International Relations and Diplomacy. She was selected for prestigious fellowships including the Transform Schools Fellowship, where she developed a curriculum for the teachers on menstrual health, and the Millennium Fellowship under MCN and UNAI, where she co-founded Project Raah, aimed at educating students around topics like climate change, consent, etc. She has held several leadership positions including serving as the President of the Global Association of Economics Education, J&M Chapter, and even co-authored a research paper that was further added to the virtual library and literature on COVID-19 by WHO. Apart from this, Sanaa also enjoys art journaling, reading and is passionate about traveling for which she runs her travel blog. Eventually, she wishes to work in the public policy and social impact space and as an AIF Banyan Impact Fellow, Sanaa is hoping to use this experience to gauge the ground reality around mental health and leverage this opportunity to understand the development sector and expand her learning horizon.