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 805 Millennium Fellows.
During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 96,705 hours and their 422 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 564,366 people worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT SAIARCHANA DARIRA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Arizona State University | Arizona, United States | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6
" I feel honored to be a Millennium Fellow because I have always admired the work of the United Nations to create more peace in this world. It has always been a dream of mine to work towards helping humanity heal from the collective suffering it is currently enduring. Being part of this fellowship enables me to work with an inspiring organization such as the United Nations on manifesting my desires to make a difference in this world into tangible actions and initiatives. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Empower Her
The "Empower Her" Film is a short film about women empowerment and rights, featuring female youth talking about women rights, potential, and power. The purpose of this film is to inspire women from different countries who suppress and discourage them to see this film and be reminded of their unshakable and undeniable potential and power. This film is meant to help remind women across the world that being a woman is not a limitation that should be looked down upon. Their gender should not be a barrier that blocks them from achieving their dreams, and this film is meant to encourage this ideal within them.
My revised goals were to finish my filming this semester and get over 60 women in my film.
About the Millennium Fellow
Saiarchana Darira is a sophomore at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University double majoring in Psychology and Global Management. She is currently the Executive Vice President of the United Nations Association on her campus - a club that works to remind students of their potential to advance the sustainable development goals of the UN. She is an advocate for mental health and has a blog about mental health. She is also a certified meditation facilitator and has organized Happiness Workshops for the student body. Her goal in this lifetime is to bring healing and hope to humanity.