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 SYED MUHAMMAD ALI AKBAR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" I want to do something for the less privileged children so that they can stand tall in this rapidly progressing world of ours. I am excited to work with the same like-minded people that want to do something for others and improve the way we live. Even if the change is small, all we need to do is try and Allah SWT will help and make the journey full of ease and success. I want to do something that people would remember me for and I believe that me and my friends will work together and we can be successful and we will be successful in achieving our goal InShaAllah. "

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

Syed Muhammad Ali is a talented student with a history of going above and beyond in helping others. He has led numerous numbers of teams throughout his university and high school. He is an international student from the UAE and currently doing Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering in NUST Pakistan. He wants to do something for the orphan children so that they too feel confident in this rapidly progressing world of ours. He thinks education is the right and a basic need of every individual to excel in the society and this thought has motivated him to do something in terms of quality education.