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.
“As Millennium Fellowship is a global initiative it will provide me to engage with people from different
ethnicity,countries and continents.Thus I feel
that being a Millennium Fellow will help me to engage with people with different ideas.This mutual sharing of ideas and solutions will help us understand problem faced by different communities around the world and and subsequent finding of solution.”
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
Shivani Meher is a sophomore student at Indraprastha College for Women. She is studying Political Science with a minor in Sociology. She has a keen interest in the study of International Relations.
An incident in her life made her realize the importance and power of education, and this made her determined to make education quality accessible to children.
She believes that development without equity is not Sustainable, and hence promotes the idea of equitable development by engaging and working with marginalized communities.
She also emphasizes that community engagement is a two-way learning process, and whatever she learns from the community members help her not only to understand the community better but also acts as a catalyst for introspection. She aims to bring positive change in society.
Connect with Shivani via Twitter.