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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. 44,000+ student leaders from 3,300+ campuses across 170+ nations applied to join the Class of 2023. 260+ campuses worldwide (just 9%) in 38 countries were selected to host 4,000+ Millennium Fellows for the Class of 2023.



Cochin University of Science and Technology | Kochi, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3


Millennium Fellowship Project: Pages of Progress

In the pursuit of fostering the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of providing quality education, our project, "Pages of Progress," emerges as a beacon of change with a specific focus on positively impacting the age group between 15 and 19. We aimed towards educational enrichment, encompassing a book collection drive and legal awareness sessions.
● Book Collection Drive: Cultivating a Culture of Knowledge Sharing
The cornerstone of "Pages of Progress" lies in our commitment to democratizing/improving access to knowledge. To achieve this, we launched a comprehensive book collection drive. The collected books, sourced from diverse genres and academic levels, serve as conduits of knowledge and empowerment. Our mission extends beyond mere accumulation; these books were distributed to the students of an under-resourced government school library, creating a ripple effect of learning opportunities. In this way, we not only address the scarcity of educational resources but also nurture a culture of knowledge sharing and community engagement.
● Legal Awareness Sessions: Illuminating Minds on Crucial Issues
Recognizing the transformative power of legal literacy, our project incorporates tailored legal awareness sessions. Covering pivotal subjects such as cybercrimes and fundamental rights, these sessions stand as pillars of enlightenment for the targeted age group. Millennium Fellows of CUSAT cohort take the lead in empowering students with the knowledge to navigate legal landscapes. By explaining/clarifying legal jargon and instilling an understanding of their rights and responsibilities, we foster a generation of informed citizens. Through these sessions, we not only address immediate concerns but also contribute to the broader goal of creating a society where individuals are equipped to advocate for justice and fairness.

Thus, through our multifaceted approach, we hope to have sown the seeds of empowerment, education, and enlightenment. Looking ahead, our commitment remains resolute as we navigate the evolving landscape of education and legal awareness, with a vision to foster lasting positive change in the lives of the young minds we touch. "Pages of Progress" stands not only as a project but as a testament to the collective power of communities coming together for a brighter, more educated tomorrow.

About the Millennium Fellow

Aparna Dileep is a Business and Law student at Cochin University of Science and Technology. Aparna is devoted to understanding how as an individual she can impact the world and its social and economic functioning theoigh her personal goals and activities. As an Indian, much of her education focuses on the hurdles and issues that the legal system goes through within the nation. With the initiation of her project, she wishes to make her own region a harbinger of sustainability and growth. Aparna has the aim to pursue her Masters in Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation after she graduates, and also hopes to then kick-start her career as a Forensic Criminologist.

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