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 am absolutely thrilled to be a part of this marvelous movement! Growing up, I was always oriented towards contributing to the building of an equal and equitable society; accessible education for all is the sine qua non for this to materialize. I am grateful for the opportunity that the Millennium Fellowship provides, and believe that being here is a major step in the right direction.”
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
Jayat Joshi is pursuing his integrated Master's in Development Studies from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He has previously worked with several organizations in the cultural and rural litigation sectors and is a classical vocalist. A keen student of economic and political thought, Jayat firmly believes in the social responsibility of each individual and the potential for positive change that resides with the youth.