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 DIVYANSHI SINGH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Indraprastha College for Women | New Delhi, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 8

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" Empathy begins with understanding that pain that deserves to be seen and heard, and as a budding psychologist, it has always been my aim to integrate my field of study for social value. Empathy is a crucial concept in leadership. This empathetic skill will be very valuable in the MCN leadership programme. The ability to empathise is required to optimise the leader's relationships with subordinates and to communicate effectively. Empathy on the part of the leader is a spontaneous and quick technique of entering the mood of the subordinate. As a result, the profession of social work provides me with possibilities to serve individuals in a variety of settings and demographics via education. “How will you ever enjoy the sunshine if you can't endure the rain?” I like to say. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Divit

Project Divit, an initiative towards Quality Education, Gender Equality, and Peace and Conflict Resolution. Our team consists of Third-year undergraduates from the Indraprastha College for Women and The Delhi School of Journalism. Our first achievement was to get selected for the Millennium Campus Network Fellowship. The Millennium Campus Network (MCN) is a Boston-based, global non-profit convening and training 21st-century social impact leaders. Through the Millennium Fellowship, global campaigns, and conferences, MCN helps young leaders find their voice and own their power for social impact on campus and in the community. The fellowship is a program launched by Millennium Campus Network in partnership with the United Nations Academic Impact.

With more than 25000 applicants this year from 120 Campuses spanning over 29 countries we have proved that we stand out. Our Project Divit is based on three sustainable development goals namely Quality Education, Gender Equality, and Peace and Justice. Our principal goal is Quality Education. We will approach the goals of Gender Equality, and Peace and Justice through the agency of Quality Education. We believe that every person regardless of caste, class, religion, ethnicity, and sex are entitled to quality education. To achieve our goal of Quality Education we will establish tie-ups with organizations that are already working in this field. We will host online as well as recorded classes, be available via calls to the students at all times, conduct fundraising for the needs of children whenever required, organize webinars. Through interactions, we will ensure to create respect for all genders and religions in the minds of the children. We will work towards gender equality also by socially refining family members. For our goal of Peace and Justice, we will collaborate with The Peace Gong and Gandhi Smriti, Darshan Samiti (Ministry of Culture). The guidance of these organizations will help us run our project successfully and achieve our goals effectively and efficiently.

We wish to achieve empowerment via the Social Development Goals. We wish to bring change and empower the underprivileged through the medium of education. Positive change is what seems to be unachievable by most but not by us. The efforts of our Project Divit will bring about an impact that will not only be inspiring but eye-opening as well. While most of us choose to sit back and criticize what is wrong with the world we have opted to come forward to rather look for solutions to those problems. Numerous challenges block their path of success, the pandemic causing distance between the fellows. In a time when cluelessness about the future has worried us all, the youth evermore so, we team Divit young are not only providing purposeful lives for themselves but also the world around them. We have got some much from our society so with the help of this fellowship we will be able to give back something to the Society.

About the Millennium Fellow

Divyanshi is a brilliant, youthful, and internationally competitive psychology major at Delhi University. She was born and raised in India and is presently pursuing her studies in Delhi.
She is an enthusiastic researcher whose ambition is to use her study expertise to help the poor community by providing education. This Millennium Fellowship will allow her to fully realise and channel her potential.