ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT BHAVYA SONI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Ashoka University | Sonipat, India | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 3

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" I'm excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I get to be around mentors and peers that are working towards similar goals in different ways, uplifting one another along the way. Accessibility for the disabled has almost always been an afterthought, when it should instead be a priority for any new building, public place, or transportation system being set up. As a person who has been using a wheelchair for many years now, and has witnessed the consequences of this first-hand, I hope to work towards changing this state of affairs and push for greater inclusion and empowerment of the disability community. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Mapping Accessibility

Mapping Accessibility is an independent project led by Millennium Fellow Bhavya Soni. This project aims to determine wheelchair accessibility of public spaces including malls, restaurants, hotels, monuments, and more, and thereby encourage social inclusivity through architecture and infrastructure. It seeks to do so by incorporating reviews about the same from users of digital maps on online platforms.

About the Millennium Fellow

Bhavya Soni is a sophomore at Ashoka University studying Psychology and Political Science. She is passionate about her advocacies for mental health awareness, disability rights, and women empowerment, and aspires to facilitate social change in not only personal, but also professional capacity. On campus, she is involved with organizations like Enactus that enable marginalised communities to devise entrepreneurial projects. She looks forward to working with the Millennium Fellowship this semester to advance inclusion through innovation, across communities.