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 SAYEE SHAHAJI PAWAR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Christ (Deemed to be University) Bannerghatta Campus | Bengaluru, India | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 10

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" I believe that life is too short and unpredictable for us to sit around and wait for change to happen. The thought that my efforts can put even a tiny bit of goodness out there in the world motivates me to go on. I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow and get to know the stories of thousands around the world like me, and be exposed to fresh and diverse perspectives towards important issues. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Pinjra Khol

The project is aimed at gender sensitization. A comprehensive module is created that can be incorporated into the syllabus of students. This module includes sex
education, gender-discriminatory practices, abuse, casual sexism, patriarchy, and gender-sensitive language. All these topics contain further subtopics. The aim was to create maximum awareness in students. The curriculum included workshops, debates, and activities to keep the students engaged. The main target group is the less privileged students who may not learn about gender sensitivity from their homes or school syllabus. The collaboration was done with such schools and NGOs, which would help the project gain a bigger reach.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sayee Pawar is a second-year BBA Honors student from Christ University, Bannerghatta Road Campus, Bangalore. She is a proud feminist, who is passionate about creating a world where people finally understand that feminism is not just a women's issue but an issue of shared humanity. In her free time, she likes to dance to Bollywood songs, rewatch her favorite episodes of How I Met Your Mother and munch on her favorite snacks.