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.
“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already, we have the power to imagine better! It fills me with contentment to know that there are people who share the same enthusiasm as I do, and Millennium Fellowship is my stepping stone to connect and share my vision with these ardent souls.”
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
Arushi Saxena is a rising sophomore at Indraprastha College for Women, studying History and Political Science as her core subjects. She is a driving member of Project Noor and is very keen about learning, traveling, building new ties and hence working together towards the betterment of our society. She cares deeply about every individual being empowered and independent in its true sense. It’s the passion to serve the humanity that made her join this fellowship.