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 RIYA AGGARWAL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Delhi Technological University | New Delhi, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 9

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" Seeing a better, greener, less polluted world with a generation that thinks differently and strives to care for it makes me more thrilled to become a Millennium Fellow. I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I am looking forward to developing a project that will positively impact the lives of the youth in my community and improve their access to opportunities and quality education.
I think this is a great opportunity to learn from and inspire each other on our missions, creating connections that might one day result in a better and more equitable world. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Kalam Ko Salam

In India, at least 35 million children aged 6 - 14 years do not attend school. 53% of girls in the age group of 5 to 9 years are illiterate. The main reasons for these high numbers are lack of resources and poverty. Our initiative, ‘Kalam Ko Salam’ aims at empowering underprivileged children by providing quality guidance, mentoring, and education to them at zero cost. We combine the conventional modes of teaching along with extracurricular activities. Weekly visits are conducted to the Shubhakshika Open Shelter prior to teaching students of class 3rd, 5th, and 8th. We also aim at creating youth leaders from college graduates, as they commit to their responsibilities as mentors and take care of a child’s education.

About the Millennium Fellow

Riya Aggarwal is a young, energetic, and nature-loving person who aims to build a better living place and develop a sustainable world. She was born and brought up in India.
She is an explorer who enjoys the journey of learning something new as much as the destination itself. She is an avid volunteer and loves to constantly juggle her multiple interests.
She aspires to carry out ventures, helping our world grow and become a tranquil place. Through the years, Riya has bloomed with confidence, eager to learn more and offer her help in these struggling times.