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 NAMRATA SINHA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" A solid plan requires a strong will and a firm pedestal to accomplish its ultimate resolve. Millennium Fellowship Program will be that firm platform, through which I'll concretize my efforts and endeavours in furthering my project of advocating better education opportunities for poverty-ridden girls. The skills I gain from Millennium Fellowship will make my social impact on rural communities more tangible and aligned with the UNAI principles and SDGs. I'm excited to increase my anticipatory competence by envisioning new ways of learning. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: UNCAGED

Many girls in my hometown of Bokaro in India, shackled in the chains of marginalization and socio-economic inequalities, are deprived of holistic and multifaceted education. Through the project UNCAGED, we collaborate with various Non-Profit Organizations like- Steer for Change (SFC) Foundation and Superposition organization, to allow a comprehensive environment of education and a safe space for skill building to thrive for the young girls of socio-economically weaker backgrounds.
UNCAGED integrates three work plans to optimize the multi-spectral approach of learning.
First, to enhance the scientific temper, cognitive ability, and intellect-based analytical power of girls, we collaborate with ‘Superposition: Delhi chapter’ to conduct online sessions on subjects like- Science, Mathematics, and English. These subjects are taught from the elementary to higher level. To accentuate the understanding of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) amidst girls, these subjects are of great importance and shall allow them to know about a myriad of career-oriented opportunities in the field of science.
Second, we initiate ‘social awareness classes’ to ascertain discussions on topics like sex education, the importance of toilets, nutrition, and women empowerment. We aware young boys and girls of the disadvantages of patriarchy to bolster the idea of gender equality.
Third, to add extracurriculars in the traditional ways of learning, we conduct online workshops on- Painting, dance, and music, by collaborating with the Steer for Change Foundation.
Keeping in mind the coronavirus pandemic and the on and off lockdown situations, all the sessions and workshops are conducted on online platforms like- google meet and zoom meeting app.

About the Millennium Fellow

Namrata Sinha is a bright, thoughtful, young and globally competitive Sociology student at the Indraprastha College For Women. She was born in Bokaro Steel City, India. She has been engaged in advocating education for women in far-flung rural areas for the past few years. She believes that- Women, armed with the power of education in diverse fields, and enriched with good health, manifest the supreme qualities of empowered, free and thoughtful individuals. The ardour to bring a social change translated itself from Namrata's experiences and observations in the International community and her continuous dedication to social action. In her college years, she has been part of several Non-Profit-Organizations and social movements, that persevere to make a positive difference in the lives of poverty-ridden girls; which through her outstanding leadership, she plans to continue in future. Namrata aspires to be in a professional field where she can cultivate these advocacies further, and provide her own contribution to the United Nations' Sustainable Goals.