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 AITAZAZ AHSAN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

National University of Sciences & Technology | Islamabad, Pakistan | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

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" Education, this is what sets humans apart from animals, and being an educated individual, it's my responsibility to teach those who're not literate. Being part of the Millennium Fellowship will help me to fulfill my responsibilities aligned with the UNAI principles and SDGs. I'm excited to learn plenty of skills from my 2000+ Millennium Fellows and to teach them what I've got. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: UMEED

Umeed is a project focused on SDG number 3 (Good Health and Well-being) and SDG number 4 (Quality Education). Our goal is to spread awareness and solve the resource constraints that children from marginalized communities face. We have three main tenets: collection of donations for these kids, connecting them with older-grade students who provide them with their old books, and talking to them about their mental health. A lot of kids from lower socio-economic backgrounds end up going to low-income jobs even when they have great potential. Many of them also have internalized trauma due to their social conditions and hence, never learn emotional growth. This is exactly why we wish to work with children like this and help them fight their circumstances. It focuses on raising awareness about early education while providing adequate fundings and resources for students. Along with that, a vital part of the project is to bring attention towards the importance of mental health and emotional wellbeing in students.

About the Millennium Fellow

Aitazaz Ahsan is a proactive and dedicated engineering student at the National University of Science and Technology. He was born in Pakistan and currently resides in Pakistan. From his childhood, he believes in the simple principle that if you're committed to something then give it all you've got and leave no stone unturned. Following this simple principle, he was able to complete various engineering-related projects and take part in different kinds of social welfare societies and clubs.