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 NIVEDITA SHAILENDRA PUNDALE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

O.P. Jindal Global University | Sonipat, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

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" As a Millennium Fellow, I look forward to contributing to the Sustainable Goal of Quality Education through my project and introducing it on a global platform
that encompasses true inclusivity and diversity. As my project focuses on imparting quality education at the grassroot level, I am also eager to understand and learn different perspectives and ideas offered by my peers from across the world. The global exposure would prove to be a holistic learning opportunity for me as it would enable both, my personal as well as professional growth. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Community Education Project

The Community Education Project is an independent project focusing on imparting free quality education to underprivileged children. As my university is located in a rural town, I recognized the need to tutor and mentor children from such villages in order to help them pursue higher education or seek better employment opportunities. The Community Education Project is a volunteer centric programme that enables university students to impart primary and secondary education to such children and aid with their school work. The goal of the programme is to ensure that such children receive any or all additional academic help to complete their classes and school education. The mentors/ university students would be required to attend sensitization workshops which guide their communication towards and enable them to tutor the children as per their requirements. Subjects such as English, Maths, Sciences, etc., can be taught as per school curriculum and a schedule/timetable shall be followed depending on the coursework. Additionally, monthly assessments would be conducted to track student progress. The aim is to use the resources already available to university students such that it benefits the community around us. This will enable rural children to get primary education for free from university students and demonstrate community strength.

About the Millennium Fellow

Nivedita Pundale is a determined, passionate and a young law student at Jindal Global Law School. Since her early years, she has never missed an opportunity to volunteer for social causes, be it a #SaveTheRivers rally or even a bicycle ride around town to plant saplings for a greener environment. The more she participated in these activities, she realized that the horizon of improvement was an ever-expanding one. Her passion to create change attracted her to the field of law wherein she could demonstrate her abilities to initiate and sustain change through legal means. Today, she continues to work for projects that foster growth and development and envisages contributing to the United Nations’ Sustainable Goals in hopes for a better future for all.