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 MORIAM JAHAN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Chittagong | Chattogram, Bangladesh | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 1

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" Inclusion of disabled students in higher studies always has been a challenge. Only a small percentage of disabled students can prolong their journey till higher study. Also, initiatives for their skill development for pursuing a career path are also inadequate in Bangladesh. This instigated me intensely to work for the betterment of disable students in my campus. Considering that, As UN academic impact and MCN program are persistently working together to facilitate young enthusiasts in their scenario-changing goals, I believe this remarkable learning support will enable me to execute my visions. A diverse insights from fellows across world will give me the avenue to learn in a greater extent and also implement those experiences in my project. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Transforming Specialty

Transforming Specialty is a group project led by six Millenium fellows of the University of Chittagong(CU). It supports SDG 04, quality education, and SDG 08, decent work, and economic growth. The main purpose of this project is to help the visually impaired students of CU in their academics, working on their skill development ensuring their active engagement in extracurricular activities. To gain our project goals we have done some relevant activities and participated in examinations as stenographers, celebrated International White Cane Safety Day, provided academic support. Organized session or ‘Rights and Protection of Persons with Disabilities-2013’ and its implementation, and ‘Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)’. All of our activities were conducted for our target people, visually impaired students.

About the Millennium Fellow

Moriam Jahan is a simple, young and enthusiastic student of the University of Chittagong. She was born in Chittagong, Bangladesh. In her sophemore time, Moriam started teaching at a non-profit school for street children and always tried her best to make positive societal changes from her position since then. She utilized every opportunity to fight against poverty, pollution, inequality while gathering experiences. She’s also a founding member of an organization 'Manush Theke Manusher Kache'; for financially affected people by Covid -19, which has helped around 400 families so far with weekly rationings and medicines. During the Millennium Fellowship Program, she aims to work for the academic aids and skill development of disable students of her university. Sayma is focused and confident about making meaningful contributions to the development of the UN’s Sustainable goals in her community.