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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT SADIA IRFAN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Fatima Jinnah Women University | Rawalpindi, Pakistan | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 1
" My belief that efforts never go wasted keeps me motivated and moving despite all the distractions and obstructions. The Millennium Fellowship will help me fight hunger and poverty in Pakistan besides inculcating a sense of responsibility towards other species and the planet earth. I am excited to experience new ways of learning and broaden my horizon. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Fight Hunger and Poverty
Our Project "Fight hunger and poverty" has focused on polishing the skills of the deprived class. Those who knew certain skills were be provided with the tools to help them earn their living. Women with the skills of stitching were provided with a sewing machine. This resulted in providing food and jobs to the people and helped eliminate poverty and hunger. This created a sense of entrepreneurship among people and helped them with income generation. Our target area was the slums of Rawalpindi. Our minimum target was to make atleast 10 households independent enough to fight hunger and poverty. We completed our project by collaborating with a non-profit youth organization working for the social cause. Through the cooperation of Millinium fellowship, we were able to make positive change to the lives of the people.
About the Millennium Fellow
Sadia Irfan is a young and bonafide student of Economics at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Pakistan. The display of income gaps among different social classes and the economic instability of her country triggered her interest to pursue her major in economics. She wants to help people live a hunger and poverty free life. She possesses strong leadership skills and has recently led a project to teach self-defense techniques to young girls. Her interest in the Sustainable Development Goals is motivated by her cosmopolitan worldview and is ready to contribute in the development of United Nation’s Sustainable Goals.