Pratishtha Sharma

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 PRATISHTHA SHARMA, 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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“I am really excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it will give me the opportunity to realise my dream and strive to cause an impact in the lives of millions of people. It will also help in my personal development.”

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

Pratishtha Sharma is a second-year student at the University of Delhi. Pratishtha is studying Political Science honors, with minors in psychology. She aspires to become a civil servant and work for the betterment of the people. She is determined to cause a positive change in society through her actions.