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 VIDUSHI ARORA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Jai Hind College | Mumbai, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 9
" Passion towards bringing a change was always instilled in me, whenever there is a project through which we need to help people or improve our planet Earth, one will find me in it. I further wish to widen my approach and start working on spreading awareness on a larger scale. I am very excited to be a Millennium Fellow as I see my passion getting closer to being achieved and sharpen my leadership so that in future I can continue motivating people about the same. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Soch Vidhya Abhiyaan
Our project, “Soch Vidhya Abhiyaan” is chosen with a vision to achieve the SDG 4 which is Quality Education. We worked on providing education to children, teach them concepts using innovative ideas, make them aware of moral compass, to not just be a responsible citizen but to also bring reform in society by contributing in ways suitable to them. We aimed to remove all barriers and bring quality education to children with special needs and those that cannot afford it to bring improvement in their life as well as the society. We worked towards their overall mental development. Being associated with psychology we had sessions that allowed them to be more insightful about themselves and the world.
We distributed books and basic stationary to these children. We also worked on spreading awareness about importance of education in places where parents of many children do not send them to schools and instead make them engage in work. When we communicated with these children, we came to know how interested and involved they get with studies and other activities. Their curiosity and eagerness to learn can even inspire adults to take up some hobbies they love! As responsible citizens it becomes our duty to join hands with government to achieve 100% literacy rate in India. Our motto is ‘Each one, teach one’ and this programme was started with this vision.
About the Millennium Fellow
Vidushi Arora is a cheerful, ambitious and empathetic student of BA psychology following her passion to bring change in the society. She was born in Agra, have studied in Gwalior for two years and currently studying in Mumbai, covering cultures and problems of various places in India. She feels to contribute to society by bringing a better change and has been making recyclable things for the betterment of environment, spreading awareness as well about the same. She has been part of National Service Scheme for the past two years and had served as a creatives head in the core committee, and plans to further work towards the society with like minded people on a larger scale, providing her own contribution in the development of the United Nations' Sustainable Goals.