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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT NISHAT SALSABIL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Asian University for Women | Chattogram, Bangladesh | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 6
" I always wanted to make a change in society. I always stand and raise my voice against the injustice women face from home to the workplace. Being part of the Millennium Fellowship Program I want to develop my creativity and explore new ways of wisdom. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Shuchona
Shuchona is a Bengali word that means "The Beginning," It is an initiative that works with the sole purpose of mitigating the stigma of sex education persistent in our society. Considering current circumstances, it is reasonable to conclude that the general people, particularly young people, are unfamiliar with fundamental sex education at some point, which leads to an unfavorable course of events. Furthermore, adolescents going through puberty have a difficult time coping with their growth since they lack sufficient education and guidance. Project Shuchona aims to educate the youth as well as the general population with basic knowledge of sex education, personal hygiene, menstruation, healthy physical relationships as well the concept of consent and emotional connection amongst partners. This project-based on SDG 4: Quality Education followed by SDG 3- Good health and well-being, SDG 5- Gender Equality, and SDG 8- Decent Work and Economic Growth. And UNAI: Human Rights For All. Depending on the state of the Corona pandemic, we may be active on both virtual and physical platforms. This project would be conducted into workshops, followed by a QnA session with one of the field's experts. The workshops would follow our Sex-Ed module, well-being, and good health, focusing on basic concepts like reproductive health, personal and menstrual hygiene, emotional connection between partners, healthy physical relationships, etc. In addition to our regular seminars, we will offer one-on-one consultations and logistical help for basic hygiene as needed. We believe that this sector requires immediate attention, and working bit by bit would result in a massive change. We think our project Shuchona would be the beginning of one of the most positive changes in our social and cultural paradigms. With our constant efforts, we hope to spread the initiative nationwide within 24-36 months.
About the Millennium Fellow
Nishat Salsabil is bright, easygoing, and friendly from her childhood. She was born in Dhaka and brought up in Chittagong. Currently, she is an undergraduate second-year student at Asian University for Women. Aside from that, she works at the new mental health wellbeing club as a public relations officer. In addition, she owns Oh my Chocolate, an internet-based chocolate business.
She is easy-going, solution-oriented, a team player, and enjoys working with others. She had also been selected for a Wedu Rising Star, and she worked with her mentor on developing her leadership abilities and taking small steps toward her goals. She just concluded her internship at the Institute of Wellbeing two days ago. From childhood, she was so conscious of the injustice towards women. In future she wants to work against this injustice and make a change that's the reason she wanted to be selected Millennium Fellowship program.