ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations. 80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT MOHIT KUMAR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Ashoka University | Haryana, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" I am incredibly honored and excited to be a Millennium Fellow. It is a unique opportunity that will expose me to youth leaders from different backgrounds across the globe. This will help me have a bolder social impact as I work towards my dream of creating a vibrant future for my community and the world as a whole. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Sarathi: The Guide
The project aims to transform society by providing the best possible education to the children of my community so that they can become future leaders, breaking the centuries-old chain of child labor in Firozabad's glasswork industries. Students are not only taught online but also helped by local volunteers in exploring different activities: book reading, computer learning, and sports to name a few. As a result, every child, including girls who are discouraged to study further, will have a dream to pursue. The project is ready to create a vibrant future by providing children inclusive and quality education. Presently, the project covers two villages, and Mohit plan to replicate the same model to more villages during the four months of the Millennium Fellowship. Though this would be challenging, its extension to more villages would take his forward in accomplishing his goal of ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for more children.
About the Millennium Fellow
Mohit Kumar is a sophomore at Ashoka University studying History and International Relations. In the past, he has been involved in leadership conferences such as Model United Nations and SKILLD by The Global Education and Leadership Foundation which helped him nurture his passion for youth leadership. His personal experience and growth inspire him to promote education for children born on the other side of the tracks. His main goal is to become a role model for the youth by beating the odds and continuing the campaign of education and awareness to create a better future.