Akshaya Akriti

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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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 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.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT AKSHAYA AKRITI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Indraprastha College for Women l New Delhi, India l Advancing SDG 10 and UNAI 9

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“Millennium Fellowship is a platform for young leaders to showcase their innovative ideas to achieve Sustainable Development Goals provided by the UN. The Millennium Fellowship is the right platform to work alongside budding leaders in making this world a better place. As the young generation of our nation we have the responsibility to make this world a better place to live. "Be the change you want to see in the world" rightly said by Gandhi inspires us to be a better person for us and for everyone.

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Noor

Project NOOR works for the upliftment of marginalized people through education, economic and social empowerment. Our team reaches out to two adopted slum areas to conduct regular classes with children and adults. We believe in the broader meaning of education beyond literacy. So, we conduct regular workshops on fields revolving around issues like child sex abuse, domestic violence, menstrual hygiene, etc in collaboration with other not for profit organizations.

Another segment of the project works with women who were earlier involved in manual scavenging. We strive to empower these women by marketing products made by them. We ensure their sustainable development by providing them exposure to markets, customers, etc.

This year we aim to impact at least 80 families by our actions. We aspire to increase the reach of our project vertically, by putting more focus on individual needs.

About the Millennium Fellow

Akshaya Akriti is currently pursuing Economics Honors as her major and Political Science as a minor subject from Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. She is in her second year of college.

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