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 ROHIT PRASHANTH VASISHTA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Ashoka University | Haryana, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" The Millennium Fellowship provides me with the right platform to connect to like-minded passionate individuals working towards change. The Fellowship provides me with a fantastic opportunity to utilize my privilege and to use the resources given to me to make a positive impact on society. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Sitara
The project will be carried on through Project Sitara Foundation, of which Rohit is a Founding Trustee. It is a not-for-profit organization that works towards enabling underprivileged children to become self sufficient through holistic education. In their efforts, they will identify schools, ashrams and communities with children who are underprivileged- in terms of opportunities, finances, disabilities and so on and provide them with quality holistic education through courses like Financial Literacy, Citizenship, Technology, English and academic courses like Math and Science, free of cost.
In August to December, Rohit will be working towards the following:
1) Teaching class 10 science to blind children in collaboration with Vision Empower, an organization that works towards the education for the blind in Karnataka, India.
2) Developing Teacher Instruction Kits for blind children across India, which will be uploaded on Subodha online portal.
3) Drafting curriculums of Citizenship, Financial Literacy and Technology and implementing these curriculums.
4) Implementing academic curriculums for economically and socially under-privileged children in Tirtha Ashram, Bengaluru.
About the Millennium Fellow
Rohit Vasishta is a second year student of Mathematics and Political Science at Ashoka University, India. Having a keen interest in matters concerning education and the environment, Rohit is an individual with extreme curiosity and desire to learn.