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 MANASI MERTIA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Delhi | New Delhi, India | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 2
" 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: Project Educate
Project Educate undertakes to build a network of training and online resources that can be accessed by communities that have lost their livelihood due to the pandemic and are looking to learn new skills to find alternate employment opportunities and students whose access to education have been hampered and do not have the adequate resources to continue learning remotely across India. It aims to expand access to smartphones in India by conducting drives to collect functional smartphones and distribute them. The goal is to collect at least 100 smartphones and connect them to the people who need it. The project will not restrict its ambit to smartphone collection but also enhance training modules and build a network of voluntary teachers who can spend a few extra hours to either train individuals in skills required for obtaining a job or provide subject-specific training to school students.
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 SDG-1,2,8 and 10.