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 AYEZAH SALMAN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" The 5 SDG Ps of People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership epitomize every facet of whatever I work towards. I am incredibly grateful to be given an opportunity that places me at the forefront of global student leadership and cooperation. I yearn to see a world embodied with empathy, kindness and inclusivity, and sincerely hope that the Millennium Fellowship brings me a step closer to actively contributing towards it. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Read and Rise

Project Read and Rise focuses on making reading an accessible and equitable activity for communities of all kinds. Established under the aegis of Millennium Fellowship, it works in two streams. One part of Project Read and Rise works as a chapter of the Rising Readers Club. As this initiative's chapter, the project serves as a book cub wherein each member of the book club donates at least one book at the end of every book club meeting. The second part of Project Read and Rise takes place on ground, where the founding fellows (Aditi and Ayezah), usually accompanied by a volunteer, visit an NGO and bring storytelling in its rawest form to the kids at the NGO. During these NGO visits, the project team engages in storytelling through enactments, role plays, read alouds, character sketches, skits and other activities that urge the young minds to get in close proximity with storytelling, thus making reading a part of their routine.

About the Millennium Fellow

Ayezah Salman is an Economics student at the University of Delhi. Her long-standing professional goal is to apply a multidimensional and intersectional approach to tackle myriad socioeconomic and sustainable development issues. She firmly believes that the growth and development of countries around the world must rely on sustainable and inclusive models. Constantly learning and unlearning, she hopes to propagate fact-checking and reverse data prejudice in an increasingly biased world.