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 GAYATRI THARU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Asian University for Women | Chattogram, Bangladesh | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 3

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" Resilience and adaptability have always been my weapon to achieve any goals in my life. I believe being in the Millennium Fellowship will enhance my skills more collaboratively. The skills that I will gain from this fellowship will make me more efficient and inspired to work for my society, country and world by aligning with UNAI principles and SDGs. I cannot wait to start this journey of my life very soon and also to increase my capacity and ability. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Rosalind

Project Rosalind is a research project in Bangladesh to inspire and encourage more women to pursue research and STEM careers. This falls under SDG 5, Gender Equality, and UNAI #3 Education for All. There are many prejudices against women in Bangladesh which stop them from pursuing a career in research in spite of their aspirations. But there is very little data available in Bangladesh on what kind of roadblocks there are for women, which stops them from taking research as their career. Because of the lack of data, it is often hard to pinpoint which sectors should be improved in order to remove these roadblocks. So, project Rosalind has conducted survey research to collect data on why the low numbers for women in STEM and research. After analyzing the data from this research, we are now working on how to minimize the obstructions realistically.

About the Millennium Fellow

Gayatri Tharu is a young, passionate and enthusiastic student who is double majoring in Bioinformatics& Public Health at Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh. She was born in Bardiya, Nepal and is currently studying in Bangladesh. She believes that she is a responsible citizen. Gayatri had always been a passionate individual towards helping others and also acts with social impact. She has always tried to help and contribute to her community and society. Being a responsible citizen of this world, she has been volunteering in different organizations nationally and internationally. She has always believed that she needs to give back her effort and good works to get society. During her high school, she has been volunteering in different fields and still today she has been. doing it. She is also currently working as a country representative for Women Ascension which works for the betterment of women all around the globe. Gayatri aspires to provide her own contribution to United Nations Sustainable Goals.