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 ADRIJA DAS, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

St. Xavier's College | Kolkata, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

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" I open my eyes and I crave to see a world full of love and less of hate, more of peace and less of conflict, more of celebrating diversity and less of forceful segregation, more of nature, wildlife and being more sustainable and less of man-made disasters and extinction. I crave for change- a change for the better. And thus I believe that being a Millennium Fellow would give me a platform to magnify my outreach and the values of this fellowship would inspire me even more. I believe with the Millennium Fellowship Programme I will be able to have a considerable impact in my Sustainable Development Goal and become an empathetic, inclusive leader who can make a difference. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: UNMILIT

UNMILIT is a five member team vehemently working towards imparting quality and holistic education amongst the underprivileged sections of the society especially children between the ages 4 to 18. The COVID-19 pandemic has orchestrated another shade of disparity in the road towards achieving education for all. We at UNMILIT aim to bridge this gap in accessing quality education by providing essential school supplies, donation drives, regular workshops with co-curricular activities to enrich these children. We aim to assist local orphanages and communities living below the poverty line to impart this very essential human right. Another important part of our project is to educate teenagers on menstrual health, sex education and dismantle taboos associated with it. We also have an upcoming project on promoting sustainable menstruation. UNMILIT aims for an empowered change and bring about equity and accessability in the field of achieving education.

About the Millennium Fellow

Adrija Das is a second year sociology student in St. Xavier's College who is very passionate about Education especially "Education for all". She is driven about combating various forms of inequality in the spectrum of Education. she is equally vehement about eliminating class, caste and gender inequalities and at same time creating a community which is equally zealous about promoting life-long sustainability and stability to all. She appreciates and recognizes her privilege of getting quality education and thus is driven more than ever to change the world for the better in her own way.