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 TINA JOSEPH PARAKKA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Delhi | New Delhi, India | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 1

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" Being a part of Millennium Fellowship will hone my leadership and innovation skills. Creativity, passion, and hardwork always helped me to uphold my social causes with confidence. I hope through this initiative I can build a better place for living by working on various activities to develop a sustainable world. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Parakram

Project Parakram focuses on encouraging women’s economic empowerment, combating income inequality, and overall community development. We will be primarily focusing on SDG 10, under which specifically would be SDG 5 and 8. Project Parakram will be a social entrepreneurship venture, introducing women to different ways to earn income post the pandemic and help them to stand strong financially. This Project would enable us to take our first major steps towards radically reducing the gap between rich and poor.

The Project has been executed through two methods. Firstly, surveys can be done to check the income, work security, and financial literacy among women in the target area. Awareness would be spread on existing schemes on development, which can be utilized to raise a better standard of living, and especially be financially more literate. Secondly, we would be going ahead with starting Self Help Groups (SHGs) for women since most of them here are homemakers and are unemployed apart from that. This will be a source of income for them and help them to be economically empowered.

About the Millennium Fellow

Tina Joseph is a dedicated, young and compassionate student at the St. Stephen's College, Delhi. I was born and brought up in the God's own country, Kerala. Being an ardent believer of equality, Tina has always ensured to be a part of philanthropic projects. Throughout her high school years and currently in her college years, she has volunteered and organised social development initiatives. Tina has also co-founded a blog that primarily writes on developmental issues which portrays her passion to global development.