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 NISHTHA NAMDEO VAIDYA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
IIT Madras | Chennai, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 5
" The Millennium Fellowship gives me an opportunity to be a part of worldwide network of enthusiastic and passionate young changemakers and leaders. I am excited to be part of it, as it gives me an opportunity to work with diverse set of youth with one unified goal of creating a better world on this planet. I am passionate to impact the Indian community by creating next generation of versatilists through quality education and neo-modern skills. The Millennium Fellowship gives me the right support and platform to support and realize my vision and transform it into a global movement. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Generation Z+
Last two decades were full of technological booms. Economies have undergone a 180- degree flip in terms of consumer science, innovation globalization, and job descriptions.
Why are the education systems the same as it was in the early 2000s? The answer to the question whether the current generation is
ready to tackle the challenges of evolving global economy and jobs is a resounding NO.
The varied range of 21st-century skills are needed to be learned and taught across all levels of education, thus enabling individuals to navigate in ever-shifting workforce. Project GenZ+ aims at transforming underprivileged students into 'versalitists' who can apply the depth of skill to an ever-widening scope of situations/experiences, gaining new competencies, building relationships while assuming new roles. They plan to create series of supplementary learning programs comprising and empower about 2000 underprivileged students to start with.
About the Millennium Fellow
Nishtha Vaidya is pursuing integrated masters at IIT Madras in human-computer interaction & engineering design. Nishtha is founder of Generation Z+, education-empowerment initiative for underprivileged students. Her vision is to marry ideas of STEM & quality education to create equal opportunities.