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 AFREEN JAVED, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Indraprastha College For Women | New Delhi, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" In all these years after working in various fields of social work I have come to this realization that to bring about a change one has to take charge and that can't be done without having a good leadership skill. Therefore, I feel Millennium Fellowship is the perfect place to learn. The idea of Convene, Challenge and Celebrate is what I would like to work with to not only upskill myself but also to contribute more to the community. I believe that everybody should have a reasonable quality of life hence I am ready to put in my sweat and blood to make it happen. The focus is not only restricted to quality education but towards a holistic development that supports them for a bigger, better and brighter future. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Make a Difference
Make A Difference (MAD) is an Indian non-profit organisation, working to ensure better outcomes for children in orphanages and shelters across India. Make a Difference works with nearly 3460 children in 67 shelter homes across 23 cities in India, delivering impact through a fellow-managed volunteering model of 3022 young participants. The major event organised by them is the Dream Camp that is organized periodically by the organization. The camp is intended to provide the kids, a stress-free environment where they could explore the world, understand and develop confidence towards achieving their dreams. The volunteers of this organization commit a year and spend between 2 and 10 hours every week mentoring, teaching and interacting with children in order to ensure that they get the support and care they need during childhood. The aim is to ensure that even the most vulnerable children in shelters are able to realize equitable outcomes and that they are able to live a life free from exploitation, with a capability of managing emotional and financial life crises. Their work involves empowering the child by providing him with emotional health, education, transition readiness and aftercare. They not only work towards furnishing them with basic needs but also with developmental needs, exposure and life skills .
About the Millennium Fellow
Afreen Javed is a young, introverted yet passionate and dedicated student with a Major in Psychology. She is a vivid photographer and traveler at heart Holding a strong background as a social worker, she not only looks forward towards bringing about a change in the society but also sees herself grow into a more nuanced individual. From being the Board of Director of the Asia's largest Interact Club Dist. 3141, Mumbai to currently working as a Shelter Operations Fellow at Make a Difference, New Delhi she has done it all and doesn't want to stop.