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 NIKITA SOOD, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Nova Southeastern University | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9
" I'm so excited to be a Millennium Fellow! Being a Millennium Fellow will allow me to make a positive impact and surround myself with like-minded individuals who are driven to make a difference. I am looking forward for the opportunity to make a change with MCN. With the help of my cohort and MCN, I know I will complete my project and exceed my goal. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Serving With A Smile!
Serving With A Smile! aspires to sponsor accomodations and educate on dental hygiene for the highly marginalized, orphaned children in Bangladesh. These children, taken under the Dhaka Ahsania mission, are disadvantaged and do not have family to return to. Moreover, they may not have proper equipment to maintain oral hygiene, placing them in a compromised state and increasing their chances of developing oral diseases.
This project will give them an opportunity to have access to education, a support system, and medical care. It will allow them to gain mentors and adult figures that will provide them with the nurturing and care they deserve.
The accommodations will account for their education, meals, clothes, healthcare related items, and other necessities the children may need. The cost to accommodate each child will be approximately $65 USD. We are aiming to cover the costs for a minimum of 50 kids for the duration of a month. To do this, we will raise $3,250 USD for the Dhaka Ahsania Mission. We will also educate the children on proper oral health through video presentations and raise funds to provide 50 dental hygiene kits for 50 kids.
We hope to surpass our goal and support as many children as possible.
About the Millennium Fellow
Nikita Sood is a rising junior at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), pursuing a B.S. in Biology and Behavioral Neuroscience with minors in Psychology and Pre-Health. At NSU, she is the vice president of Pre-SOMA, where she informs students about osteopathic medical education and organizes speakers and activities beneficial to pre-medical students. She is also the Director of Public Relations in Delta Epsilon Mu, Inc., a medical fraternity where she advocates for health education and care through active participation in service projects and fundraisers. She frequently shadows doctors and volunteers at local hospitals and internationally when given the opportunity.