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.
“I want to explore many ways by which I can expand my project. The reason why I am doing this is I saw many women in slum areas near my place who wanted to do something for their family and are very curious and willing to do work but are not allowed to go outside for work. So by this they are able to do something from their home and will gain confidence in their life. And this makes me a bit happy that someone is happy because of me.”
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
Vaishali Verma is a senior at Indraprastha College for Women, DU studying Multimedia and Mass communication with minor Philosophy. She is an active member of College’s Photography Society and got the third rank in RJ hunt held in IPCW during Parampara, cultural fest of the College. She is an enthusiastic learner and the one who believes in completing task no matter what.