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 ANIKET KAMTHE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
IIT Madras | Chennai, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" The Millennium Fellowship will be a great opportunity for me to meet students from all around the world who are working on initiatives to solve socially relevant issues. The skills and knowledge that I look forward to gaining as a part of the semester-long program will definitely help me and my team in our current project to provide notebooks and other basic amenities to children in municipal schools of Chennai. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: The Future Project
We as a team are working on the project to include 21st century skills in the school curriculum of government skills. Skills like leadership, soft skills are equally important to kids in life which our curriculum doesn't really incorporate. Through peer teaching it helps kids to make learning a lot better with these skills.
About the Millennium Fellow
Aniket Kamthe is a final year student enrolled in a Bachelors in Mechanical and Masters in Robotics Program at IIT Madras. Aniket has been the founder and head of LEAP - Learning and Education Accessibility Project. The project focused on providing basic amenities for school children in the public schools of Chennai. In the first pilot phase of the project where the team conducted collection drives in 3 schools in Chennai and the collected waste paper was used to make over 1600 notebooks distributed to over 500 students. Aniket has been a part of the organizing team of Saarang, the cultural festival of IIT Madras. He is interested in Technology as well, he has previously worked on the battery design of an electric vehicle. He aspires to be a social entrepreneur.