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.
“The bonds I make with the people I work for is the only driving force that leads me to success. Millennium Fellowship will take me closer to my dream of seeing a better world.”
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
Sonali Shakya is a second year B.Sc. (Honours) Computer Science student at Indraprastha College for Women. She is a very visionary and confident girl with strong moral principles. She is passionate about social work and has been working for nine years now. The key to her passionate behavior towards needy people is empathy and her bonding with them. Apart from being committed to her duties, she is a very efficient communicator and knows how to express herself.