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 SAANYA YADAV, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" Creative thinking and project management, fueled by a social cause is a package everyone wants. Being a part of the Millennium Fellowship will enhance these skills during the cohort. The key skills of a quick learner, an empathetic listener, which one can gain from here will help in magnifying the impact of our project and enhancing personal skillset. This fellowship is the key to an exciting door of interaction with hundreds of like-minded young leaders striving to improve the world around them. "

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

Saanya Yadav is an undergraduate at Delhi Technological University majoring in Biotechnology. The enigma of life science fascinates her. She believes that Biotechnology is the field of the future that is beneficial to the individual as well as the society. She aspires to use her knowledge practically to address the challenges of the growing world population, access to healthcare, resource scarcity and to look beyond traditional biological aspects to explore new frontiers and solve problems.