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 VARSHA JAISWAL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" When learning improves, everything improves, and learning is the outcome of intelligent efforts. Millennium Fellowship program grants a golden opportunity to continue my social works, to bring changes in society, to enhance my skills, art and creativity, and also provides exposure to the international community. "

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

Varsha Jaiswal is a diligent and academically bright under-graduate student, pursuing B.A. (Sociology) hons. at University of Delhi (North Campus), aiming to put knowledge and understanding of social issues to good use in creating a real impact in socio-political ecosystem. She was born in Bihar, India, and currently residing in National Capital Territory of India. As an aspiring civil servant, she's interested in doing solution-oriented research and suggesting ideas for bringing changes in socio-political and socio-economic domains of society. She has been interning at various NGOs like UNIOF, INDIA Redefined, IRSC, Youth Empowerment Foundation, De Haath Society, World Youth Council for various kindof social services like raising awareness, teaching unprivileged children during COVID, writing articles of social issues and so on. So, Millennium Fellowship drive grants Varsha a golden opportunity to continue social actions, to apply subject-knoweldge to the field, to bring changes in the society and provide her exposure to the international community. She's thrilled to be part of this drive, and determined to provide her contributions to the United Nations Sustainable Goals, particularly in "Quality Education" for all goal.