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 NANDINI VEMPALA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" Being part of the Millennium Fellowship will give me a platform to collaborate, discuss and learn from a diverse minded global team of volunteers. This opportunity would help me broaden my knowledge about how I can contribute to the causes I am passionate about and help me realize my potential. This would help direct my ideas for the causes I care about, resulting in a more tangible positive change in the world that will be aligned with the UN Principles and Sustainable Goals. "

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

Nandini Vempala is a diligent, sincere and ambitious student of Psychology at Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. Curious and warm as a child, she wanted to help everyone in need and create an impact in the society around her. Now, she fulfils this dream every day when she chooses to speak and work for the issues she feels so deeply about including mental health, disability, suicide and social justice. Throughout her college years, she has successfully been part of projects that break the stigma surrounding disability and mental health and to every endeavour, she has brought in an honest zeal and commitment which she hopes to continue in the future. Nandini aspires to be in a professional field in which she can bring forward her ideas of diversity and inclusion into the mainstream and pave the way for a better, more equitable world; and contributing to the UN Sustainable Goals is an elemental step in achieving this vision.