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 NEHA BANERJI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" I am ecstatic to be a Millennium Fellow as it will help me gain real world experience in starting and conducting social development projects. I am hoping to learn various new skills that I can implement in my future careers and social work. The idea of working in a team and striving for a singular goal of making life slightly better for even just one person makes this fellowship an enticing deal. "

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

Neha Banerji is a passionate young woman who hopes to make a positive impact on the world. She was born in the United States where her father worked at the United Nations, and moved over to their homeland of India once he retired. Currently 21 years of age, she studies Journalism and Media Communications to find the best way to make her voice heard. Neha has always felt the immense need for sensitivity, empathy and equality within societies and tries her best to educate those around her on important social issues. She is hoping to one day make her reach global.