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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.



Koç University | İstanbul, Turkey | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 5


" While applying to Millennium Fellowship I had a chance to thoroughly research UN’s sustainable development goals and social impact principles which helped me transform my objectives to a project. I was impressed by what this organization stands for and even during the application process, which is the very beginning of this journey, I felt that I was one step closer to my goals. Also, I believe that the impact a person can create on her own is very limited. Millennium Fellowship is a great opportunity for me to work collaboratively with others, become a part of a global community, and gain skills to create more solid, creative, and sustainable social impact projects. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Omerdeyim: Student Portal

Omerdeyim: Student Portal is a website to gather a community for sharing lecture notes, tutoring, socializing and studying together. As the pandemic caused students to have weaker connections with their academic life, limited their social relations and diminished their motivation we detected the need for an online social center. Through, anyone who desires to learn can collaborate on enhancing the standards of their learning process. The project aimed to develop the educational standards during the pandemics, as online education is both a challenge and an opportunity for the learning environment. By creating a website that is designed to share notes, educational links, tutor/teacher advice, course feedback etc. and meet to study together and support each other online mentally and motivationally. By the help of Millennium Fellowship, we are planning to extend the scale of the platform and aim to reach more people motivated to study whether they are university students or someone that aims to grow his/her knowledge on the available content hopefully within August-December 2021.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sinem Kırcalı is a motivated, ambitious, and promising undergraduate student who is pursuing a double major in industrial engineering and economics at Koç University. She resides in Istanbul, Turkey. She believes that “education” lies at the core of the human’s way of life and that everybody has a right to demand quality education. Looking back to her past, she is proud of her educational choices which greatly impacted her personality development. She owes her awareness of worldwide events, her enthusiasm to pursue her dreams, her courage to take initiative, and her judgment of right from wrong to her education. Starting from her high school years she has been a part of social projects where she could help those in need in various ways and she felt very proud especially when she could share her knowledge. She is dedicated to becoming a part of an organization where she can help and impact people, and lead them towards a sustainable way of life while also gaining different perspectives via her collaboration with others hence continuing her educational journey.

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