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 RONIKA WAIKHOM, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" Everyday, everywhere I see around me people with different lifestyles, different social status and different economic conditions . Some enjoy unnecessary luxury and some finds it hard to even tend to their basic needs. Our society is far from being an ideal one . We can hardly escape the cycles of our status . The children of the rich parents become rich themselves and that of poor parents hardly can escape from their fates . These may be because of many reasons. One reason is the rich children gets educated in good private educational institutions with great facilities and the poor unable to afford those. Education is what makes a person grow and it is through this we can escape from the cycle of our parents' poverty . This is only one example, there are many instances of the hurdles of our society. Growing up witnessing these hurdles always made me eager to make use of opportunities and wlrk for our society.
The Millennium Fellowship will provide me the platform which I have long desired, the platform through which I can showcase my dedication to work for our society. Through this fellowship, I can contribute whatever little I can for the society by working through our project PEHL. Moreover, by becoming a Millennium Fellow , I wish to share and exchange my ideas with people like me and learn from several renowned persons . "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project PEHL

PEHL (Promoting Education & Holistic Learning), the name says it all, neither huge nor that small, but an initiative to contribute in being a part of the global network of change makers. As Ron Lewis has rightly said “Ensuring quality education is one of the most important things we can do for our future generations”, so our project PEHL targets SDG 4, (QUALITY EDUCATION) ’ and UNAI principle 3 (EDUCATION FOR ALL). Quality education plays a vital role in everyone's daily life as it leads to innovation, higher levels of productivity, and increased human & economic growth. Holistic development centered around quality education is the need of the hour, so this project targets not just the reading & writing aspect of education, but also the spiritual well being, awareness of several social & environmental issues, and training of target population’s mind to think critically.

The COVID pandemic couldn’t stop us from achieving our goals, as we did many things in virtual as well as physical mode with all the necessary precautions to achieve our goals. It includes Collaboration with NGOs, Conducting online seminars and webinars with students, online events/meetings, book drives among underprivileged children, raising awareness of several social issues among rural women, and so on.

About the Millennium Fellow

Ronika Waikhom is a young , bright and hardworking girl . She was born in a small village of Manipur, a small North Eastern state of India and is currently studying Bsc( honrs) Mathematics, 3rd year in Indraprastha College of Women, University of Delhi . She had been studious and has always been helpful to others since childhood days . She is a well determined and a passionate girl who wishes to contribute whatever she can to the society. She, from the start was a socially active student and had the empathy to understand the plight of others and so, is eager to participate in social community programs. She makes use of opportunities available before her , to work for the cause of the society .