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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.



Asian University for Women | Chattogram, Bangladesh | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 6


" Implimenting a thought and giving the idea an actual shape is what I crave for. Here throughout the journey I will see the hope light of creating the visuals of my thoughts. I am excited for the journey of guidance towards building the projects that will execute the pace of SDG's. I am looking forward to a journey where I will work and learn through increasing qualities and skill. "

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

Nowshin Tabassum Rodoshi is an enthusiastic, bright and young student pursuing her bachelors of science in Environmental Science (Major) and Computer Science (Minor) from Asian University for Women. She was born in the asian country Bangladesh, resides in the port city of her country; Chittagong. From the very beginning of her life, she has grown connection towards nature and technology. She is always ready for helping nature at best possible way. Her love for nature and technology made her choose the academics she is in now. In her school, college and varsity life, she has been involved in many social activities and organizing commitee where she is showing her leadership qualities immensly. With the mind set of contribution for the earth, she is looking forward to such a professional field where she can contribute in the development of the United Nations Sustainable Goals.

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