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. 

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT MANASI MERTIA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

University of Delhi | New Delhi, India | Advancing SDG 4, 8, & UNAI 3

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" I am very enthusiastic of the impact that I can create by being a Millennium Fellow, Class of 2020. The work undertaken as a part of the Fellowship will enable me to gain insights from the communities around us, and help us meet like minded individuals looking to collaborate. Elimination of poverty can be achieved by providing decent work and economic growth. Poverty can be the root cause for several problems like hunger, illiteracy and child labour. Through this Fellowship, I look forward to bringing my project to life and helping some disadvantaged communities I had a chance of interacting with. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Screen2School

Screen2School is born out of the conviction that the digitally divisive pandemic has impacted women and children severely, widening the existing digital divide in India. The goal of the project is to advance SDG 4: Quality Education and SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, by mapping the digital divide, taking conscious efforts to create awareness about it and consequently bridging it. The project has a dominant focus on the needs of women and children without access to devices. However, it also encapsulates the vision of setting up a capacity-building mission; to equip our beneficiaries with the skills to make the most of out the devices they have or receive. Surveying beneficiaries to derive research-driven insights on the extent of the digital divide is central to improving access. As a co-founder of Screen2School, I believe in the power of research-driven advocacy to help advance sustainable development goals and hope to continue making efforts under my project even after the fellowship.

About the Millennium Fellow

Manasi Mertia is an undergraduate student of Economics at Shri Ram College of Commerce. She has worked with think-tanks and advisory firms in the past and is looking to leverage her prior experiences for crafting solutions to empower people and move towards the attainment of the SDGs 4 and 8 through Screen2School.