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 ABHISHEK RAJ, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences | Kolkata, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 6
" Willingness and eagerness to help the needy, made me strive for the upliftment of marginalised sections of society.
By being a part of the Millennium Fellowship, I think will enhance my skills to work with more efficiency for my cause and bring more smiles to many faces.
and this fellowship will also make my social impact more impactful by adopting the best practices learned. Indeed, this will help in achieving the SDG goals. I am more than excited to increase my ability to deliver for the cause and help in making this planet happier in whatever little way I can. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Sex Education for All (SEFA)
Sex Education For All (SEFA): which focuses on UN Sustainable Development Goal 4: Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education in close alignment with the United Nations Academic Impact: Principle 6 furthering a commitment to encouraging global citizenship through education. We have reached out to adolescents from 9-12th standard in High Schools across India, equipping them with sex education and legal requisites that a child their age should be aware of. From understanding consent, to having the tools to deal with cyber harassment, or making benefits of the mental health act, SEFA aspires to inspire as many students as possible. With as many as 30 people from NUJS on board, Tushmi Udyalak as the Founder, Sushovan Patnaik as the co-founder are also heading the cohort as campus ambassadors of NUJS. We aim to equip the young adults at NUJS with social impact leadership training and skills as provided by UN MCN and UNAI. Social media harassment (IT Act and other related statutes), grooming (minors + consent), IPC Provisions (Outrage of Modesty, Voyeurism, etc.), POCSO and Sex Education topics like STI, pregnancy test, birth control etc have been covered via a Primer by us law-students in this project.
About the Millennium Fellow
Abhishek Raj is a bright, young and globally competitive law student at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences. He was born in Patna, and also resides in Patna, and is currently studying in Kolkata, India. For as long as he could remember, Abhishek has always been passionate about his advocacies for social justice, fundamental rights, and marginalized people rights. This drive and ardour translated itself from Abhishek's experiences in the local community and his continuous dedication to social action. Throughout his high school years and currently in his college years, he has successfully organized some projects and social justice movements, which through his outstanding leadership, he plans to continue in the future as well. Abhishek aspires to be in a professional field where he can cultivate these advocacies further, and provide his own contribution to the development of the United Nations' Sustainable Goals.