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.
“Sustainability is the issue that I am deeply concerned with . I loved the whole idea of their working and this fellowship will definitely give me the platform to do better and use my potential to improve the lives. I am very excited to work with the fellows who have a lot to offer to me and to the society . I want to make the world a better place for living and this fellowship is definitely going to add 5 stars to my enthusiasm , zeal, confidence and work.”
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
Snyhil Singh is a third year political science and history student at the University of Delhi. She is the coordinator for the Project called Noor. She is the alumni of Vision India Foundation and is deeply concerned with poverty, sustainability, governance, and administration. Snyhil is an enthusiast and ready to explore what the world has to offer. She has already worked with a variety of people and causes for that matter manual scavengers, administrators, gender activists, pressure groups, children and people with disability.