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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.



West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences | Kolkata, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 6


" One of my earliest memories as a child was pestering my grandmother every afternoon to narrate me a story while I ate my lunch. She was an eloquent storyteller and always made sure that she ended the story with a lesson. Out of the many lessons she passed on, one stuck on with me. The idea of 'unity in strength'. As cliched it might sound, I had my fair share of struggle to come to terms with this idea. Being the only child in my family, I have had always been taught the value of being fiercely independent, to always try and get everything done relying on just one's own ability. Back then, the idea of interdependence always felt somewhat antithetical to my idea of independence. But as years went on, and as I became increasingly aware of my own limitations, I came to realise that the only way we can truly make an impact, truly change the world, is by working together. There is a deeper truth within the idea of unity. Ubi Concordia, Ibi victoria, where there is unity, there is victory. As a Millennium Fellow, I am privileged to be a part of a community so deeply committed to the idea of bringing change. Together, I am sure, we can pave way for a better and a more just world. "

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

Anish Banerjee is a third-year law student from the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, India. Hailing from the city of Mumbai, his life and passion revolve around the three cardinal Ps: Politics, Poetry and Paneer. When he is not obsessing over Chelsea's latest football match, he can be seen passionately debating about the state of world affairs. Hardworking and focused, he is deeply committed to the cause of social justice and tries his bit to make for a better world.

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