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ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2023

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.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT AFROZE NAZIRA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2023.

Indian Institute of Technology Madras | Chennai, India | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 9

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Millennium Fellowship Project: EmpowerVillage

EmpowerVillage was a transformative initiative dedicated to addressing socio-economic challenges in rural villages surrounding Chennai, India. With a specific focus on women, our project tackled the pervasive lack of opportunities by providing education and support to empower women to initiate and expand their businesses. By nurturing essential business skills, such as marketing and financial management, we aimed to create a ripple effect, benefiting families with increased financial stability and improved access to healthcare and education. Our grassroots approach involved active engagement with local communities, offering hands-on assistance in expanding businesses online, identifying challenges, and providing effective solutions. Through mentorship and networking opportunities, we aspired to catalyze the growth of women-led enterprises. Committed to long-term impact, our goal was to extend this work, village by village, contributing to the overall growth and development of rural communities in India, empowering women and enhancing the quality of life for everyone in the community.

About the Millennium Fellow

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