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 ANFAS NUJUM KADAVATH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

IIT Madras | Chennai, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

" I am highly passionate towards using technology for social welfare. I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow primarily because of the tonnes of opportunities to meet young minds who solved real life problems, to listen to them, to learn from them and thus propagate them to my circles. I love working with bright minds who dedicates themselves for a cause, who solves problems that impact lives. I wish to implement these learning in my life, to inspire more projects in my peers. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: TFS: The First Step

Skill development is the main requirement for India now as, in 2017-18 alone, around 33% of the formally trained youth -- both men and women -- remained jobless due to lack of the right skills. For the 688 million Indians falling under the working-age category, skill development is more like a significant necessity. There's a mismatch of education and skills that young people acquire and what various industries actually seek from the incoming workforce to possess.

Adding to the problem, the current pandemic has made it very difficult and necessary to provide the youth and children the required skills. The Fellows realized that most of the underprivileged youth don't have an online gadget from where they can learn those skills online. Through this initiative, they aim to empower the youth and the children by providing them with the required skills and also making those skills accessible online through phone/gagdet donations. Their current aim is to directly impact a group of 200-300 children and equip them with the required skills with the help of NGOs along with getting phone donations and channelizing the phone donations to those who are in need.

About the Millennium Fellow

Anfas Nujum is a highly motivated, enthusiastic, engineering physics undergraduate who wish to make the world change-able. To recognize and develop talent for problem solving and leadership. Loves working towards making the world compatible of change for the coming leaders to build an inclusive and healthy society. Founded the NGO, Tensors aimed at incubating socially relevent projects and implementing them to solve real life problems. Wish to meet more people and listen to their story.

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