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 AVANTIKA KALRA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Indraprastha College for Women | New Delhi, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

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" I am very excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship for Class of 2021, as it is a great opportunity to help me with my vision: 'Education for all'. I feel illiteracy is the main reason for most of the vices India currently faces, and therefore, my aim is to educate underprivileged students who don’t inherently have enough opportunities and resources to be able to realize their truest of potentials. I am particularly excited about meeting new people who're themselves working for different social causes around the globe for the greater good. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Rise

Project RISE is a student-driven initiative taken in collaboration with the Enabling Unit and Equal Opportunity Cell of Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. We seek to raise inclusive skills and employment among students with disabilities. The project provides professional training to the visually impaired students studying at IPCW. These are delivered in the form of audio-based modules such as 'Resume Building', 'Email Communications', 'Success at the Workplace' designed to make them workforce-ready. We also focus on developing their confidence, language fluency and life skills. Our training is free of cost and we have successfully trained around 50 students so far and impacted many more.

About the Millennium Fellow

Avantika Kalra is currently pursuing her graduation majoring in Economics (with a minor in psychology) from Indraprastha College For Women, University of Delhi. In the two years since joining college, she's been actively engaging in social activities be it through active engagement in the forms of directly teaching underprivileged children, raising awareness through social media campaigns or managing workers' network. A life long learner, her subjects of interest include philosophy, psychology and activism of any kinds, for as long as it enables her to do her bit for the larger good. A person with quite an interactive personality, she intends to pursue her career in development studies.