ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.
“I always believed in the joy of giving back. I study in one of the best institutes in my country and have been very privileged to be empowered with education. India is a developing country, struggling with the problem of inadequate education to children in the country. One of the reasons contributing to this is the lack of basic infrastructure and the inability to afford notebooks, textbooks and other stationary needed for schooling. We as a team are looking forward to make the change for a better and brighter tomorrow.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: The Future Project
The Future Project aims to provide basic amenities to school children from the public schools of Chennai. We have completed the first pilot phase of the project where we conducted collection drives in 3 schools in Chennai and the collected waste paper was used to make over 1600 notebooks distributed to over 500 students. We plan to expand the project to include more amenities like bags, stationery, table as a part of this project and to reach more students as we move along. Our next immediate aim is to impact more than 3000 young lives in and around Chennai by supporting their learning endeavors.
About the Millennium Fellow
Divika Agarwal is a third-year undergraduate student pursuing Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. She loves traveling and experiencing new and different cultures. Divika hopes that this project will create a positive change in the community.