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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT GUGHA PRIYANKA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Christ (Deemed to be University) Bannerghatta Campus | Bengaluru, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 2
" I have spent so long looking for the right opportunity to work with a group of people who share my mindset, ambitions, and perspective. I have always wanted to give back to the community and the world in some way. The Millennium Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for me to develop my leadership and communication skills, as well as to grow as a person.I am completely aware of the importance of achieving the SDGs as early as possible in order to assist the people. It is critical for students to promote and pursue such goals in order to achieve immediate action and social awareness. Education has a significant impact on an individual's life. “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world,” Nelson Mandela once said. According to statistics by UNICEF,An estimated 6.1 million children out of school in 2014 reduced from 13.46 million in 2006. Out of 100 students, 29 percent of girls and boys drop out of school before completing the full cycle of elementary education, and often they are the most marginalised children.Around 50 percent of adolescents do not complete secondary education, while approximately 20 million children not attending pre-school.These statistics call for change and action in order for India to have a more empowered future. It is a well-known fact that a country's future is in the hands of its youth population. As a result, our team believes that helping children's education in some way will help the world become a better place and move closer to achieving the United Nations' goals. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Bibliotèach
Project Bibliotèach was conceived in June 2021 to proliferate the benefits of education across students in India. We realised the need for practical education that targeted underprivileged students. These students may or may not have had access to formal education, but regardless of their current educational status, we encourage them to think beyond the limits of rote learning. What started as an idea between some students soon transformed into a full-fledged project, Bibliotéach. We aim to advance SDG 4 (Quality education) and UNAI (United Nations Academic Impact Principles) 2 - Capacity building.
About the Millennium Fellow
Gugha Priyanka is an 18 year old economics student from Christ University Bangalore. She is a well-balanced student who thrives on challenges.She is a well-rounded student who thrives on new experiences. She is an active participant who switches between leading and supporting roles. She works hard and looks for advice to help her grow exponentially. She is also a curious learner and a practical person.She is a person involved in Economics, Finance, Equity Markets, and Global Leadership. She has always been aware of her interests and has worked hard to undertake them. All through her school years, she has participated, organised, and chaired a wide range of MUNs. She has also taken part in events that have helped her improve her business management and financial planning skills. Throughout her school years, she has demonstrated leadership abilities by serving as class representative and committee leader. She firmly believes in the value and effectiveness of discipline, commitment, and consistency. Furthermore, she consistently emphasises the importance of empathy, kindness, and compassion. This has been a major motivator in her desire for a better world.With the help of this program, she will be able to enhance her leadership and give back to the global community.