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.
“Working for people and bringing smiles on faces makes me feel contented. When I serve people, I feel I have been served. The communities where I work feel like home. The warmth and love I get from them is innarrable. I believe that we can't expect a cleaner world without letting our hands get dirty in the filth by cleaning it. And intangible and unobservable changes are always there in background when you take little steps. Every person's actions matter.”
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
Khushi Pahuja currently studies economics at Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. She works as a coordinator with Project NOOR. She is actively involved with the social development sector and aspires to see a change in society. She believes that little actions by individuals matter. She also works with Women's Development Cell and Enactus, Indraprastha College for women and Kat-Katha.