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 MANSI KHANDELWAL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
IIT Madras | Chennai, India | Advancing SDG 4, SDG 12 & UNAI 5
" I am thrilled to be a part of a family of around 1000 like minded people who are driven to create a change in our world. I am also grateful to be chosen to work with the United Nations Academic Impact team and I believe that through this fellowship I'll be able to create a change in the education sector in India which faces a wide information gap and lack of skill-based training. "
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
Mansi Khandelwal is a 21-year old with hopes of creating a change that translates to centuries to come. Inspired by people like Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela, she hopes to one day lead her community to a more peaceful, inclusive, and safe place for everyone. She enjoys expressing herself through art and photography. The three words which could describe her perfectly are- passionate, kind, and inquisitive.