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 TAYA WALL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Simon Fraser University | Burnaby, Canada | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 1

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" Since I first engaged in social justice work I have always dreamed of working for the United Nations to advocate for human rights and global equality. My desire for fairness and justice has fueled my education and career path, and the Millennium Fellowship is perfect for facilitating my future growth. It provides a fantastic opportunity for me to engage more deeply with work on the SDGs and learn from the experts who are already succeeded at this in their fields. The access to this global network of like-minded fellows and teachers is invaluable and I am excited to become a part of this powerful community. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Sakhi Kunj Community Centre ('Kendra')

Sakhi Kunj Community Centre ('Kendra') is an initative that aims to raise money for a community centre space to support and empower underprivileged women in Delhi, India. It was also to raise awareness for women’s inequality issues from SDG #5.

About the Millennium Fellow

Taya Wall is a bright and passionate undergraduate student at Simon Fraser University. She has been studying in post-secondary education for six years, exploring her love of learning and social issues. As a child and teenager, she spent many months engaging in international volunteering and aid work with her family, spending most of her time with underpriviledged communities in India. These powerful experiences shaped her future and inspired her to attend university for international development, aid ethics, cultural exchange, human rights law, sustainability and social philosophy. In the past few years she has been particularly focused on women's issues of empowerment and equality. She co-founded a non-profit organization called Divineya Society which works to support rural communities in India through developing female autonomy and equity. She also volunteers with a local organization called Thinking Playground, which focuses on teaching autonomy and critical thinking skills to children through philosophical concepts and develops understandings of childhood psychology. As a traditionally trained yoga teacher, Taya intends to use this background combined with her formal education to create both local and international programs for women and children which use philosophical concepts to increase personal autonomy and empowerment, while facilitating community development and sustainability for the future.