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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT PIYA GOYAL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Indraprastha College for Women | New Delhi, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" It is said that "If you want to go fast, go alone but if you want to go far, then go together". So, by being a Millennium Fellow, I would get a chance to increase my network and interact with like -minded people with whom my goals would
align and would in turn help in multiplying the impact. Furthermore, it would provide me with a great opportunity to learn new ways and strategies which they are using to creating a social impact and understand different socio-economic values and cultures they are from. For bringing about any change, one has to take a charge and that cannot be done without having a good leadership skill and Millennium Fellowship will be a perfect place to learn that from. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Make a Difference
My project’s name is Make A Difference and I’m advancing SDG 4 i.e. Quality Education through this project. Make A Difference is a youth-driven, non-profit organisation working at a national level to ensure equitable outcomes for children in need of care and protection from child care institutions across India. In MAD, by equitable outcomes we mean freedom from exploitation and ability to deal with life crisis. There are around 35 million children today who will grow up to be vulnerable to exploitation and unable to cope with life crises. Their children will eventually end up in shelters which are under-resourced and more focused on basic needs rather than child care and long term progression and this vicious cycle continues. With inadequate qualifications, life skills and emotional support to cope outside these institutions, children grown up here often take up menial jobs or get trapped in drug abuse, violence and trafficking. So, the goal of our project is to break this cyclical pattern and in the long run, solve this problem entirely. Different programs are run and delivered by the volunteers, which focus on providing them with additional care and support system so that they flourish.
About the Millennium Fellow
Piya Goyal is a final year student pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Indraprastha College For Women, University of Delhi.
She is passionate about bringing a social change and always open to learn new things.The curiosity and inquisitiveness of children to know new things encourage her to teach and support them and smiles on their faces is what drive her soul. In her personal time, she loves to paint and read novels.
Through the years, Piya has bloomed with confidence, eager to learn more and offer her help in these struggling times.