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 SAMPOORNA SARKAR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Tata Institute of Social Sciences | Chennai, India | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 2

" I am very excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it would give me a chance to work for what I believe. I believe that we should all be gender sensitive and understand the issues faced by genders in different circumstances. I believe we must create safe spaces for everyone to come and share their experiences and thoughts. Being an advocate of sustainability and environmental awareness, I also believe that we must create such spaces where we can make people realise the necessity of immediate action to combat the ecological crisis. I also believe that environmental impact is also gendered and some genders face more issues during environmental crisis and we must address that too. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Building Humans to Think Differently

This project aims at bringing change to thought systems of people through education, awareness programs and helping people to avail their rights. This is an attempt to break the silence among people regarding gender related concerns by understanding the impact of gender roles in various spheres, environmental impact on gender and the importance of gender awareness to strive for equality. Further, this project also tries to build human capacity within the university campus to excel at the particular streams of each student with action based and value based capacity building programs. Apart from this, we aim to imbibe the value of inclusive participation of all genders in all the activities. We do not only limit our reach to the students but also to the workers in our campus as we have observed that their work is highly determined by their gender. Thus our aim is to promote inclusive and sustainable environment friendly growth.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sampoorna is 20 years old and she is a student of Social Sciences. She is very observant and loves to know about everything around her. She wants to work for the betterment of the society so she keeps on reading about all kinds of humanitarian issues around the world. She also loves to travel and meet new people and learn about different cultures. She believes that the world can be a better place when all of us respect one another, recognise that we are all humans and we are equal and understand how we are different because we all come from different cultures . Only then we can learn to unite inspite of being diverse.

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