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 IHAA PURI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

IILM University | Gurgaon, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

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" I believe in the ideology- time and time waits for none. What this quote has taught me is that whatever you decide to do, do it now! I have always wanted to raise awareness about the hearing impaired community and normalise the use of sign language. This Fellowship is the perfect platform to initiate the project now. It will provide the right resources and guidance that will help in building a more concrete and appropriate plan that can be applied to the masses soon. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Sign With Us

Sign With Us is an initiative that aims to work for individuals with hearing and speech impairment by spreading Indian Sign Language based literacy amongst academics, corporates and general communities. This will aid multilingual and inclusive learning in Indian academic institutions. Which connects to SDG 4 i.e quality education and SDG 10 i.e Reduced Inequality. Alongside, we aim to sensitise corporates to help the hearing and speech impaired communities get equal opportunities to build a career. This would support them to become financially independent.

About the Millennium Fellow

Ihaa Puri is a psychology student who, along with applying the concept of holistic mental health towards the betterment of society, aims to bring about equal opportunities for the hearing impaired community. She believes that these opportunities can only be provided when people are made aware and sensitised of the impairment, its facets and the means of effective communication that can be utilised. Ihaa believes in sharing and distribution of equal human rights, and that all individuals should be treated with the same humanity, kindness and respect. This can only be done when barriers are broken, thinking is done out of the box and stigmas are shed.