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 APURVA ASHOK PADHYE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

IIT Madras | Chennai, India | Advancing SDG 4, SDG 12 & UNAI 5

" I am excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship because it is a great opportunity to interact with student leaders across the globe. It will help me take my social impact to the next level. I wish to work and learn with like-minded people from different places around the world and experience the diversity. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Edify

Most schools in India are not equipped with the infrastructure and perspective to introduce students to tertiary skills outside of the prescribed curriculum. In alignment with SDG 4 for education and SDG 12 for sustainable, responsible consumption, Project Edify seeks to immerse school students in hands-on sustainability projects to introduce them to skills such as idea development, design thinking, and a mindset for sustainability, which cannot be inculcated solely through books. Students will brainstorm solutions to improve sustainability in their local community, and will be guided by the team through the structure of verification, research, problem solving, self-scrutiny, and refinement of their projects. The prototypes of the students' projects will be published on social media and will work in tandem with awareness campaigns to push the world an inch closer to sustainability.

About the Millennium Fellow

This is Apurva Padhye, an undergraduate student at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. She is passionate about physics and music. She loves to travel and interact with people from different regions and different cultures. Her dream is to eradicate the gap between the rich and the poor, and provide equal opportunities to all, irrespective of their financial condition, religion or disabilities.

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