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 ANOUSHKA MAHAJAN CHAKRABORTY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences | Kolkata, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 6
" I am very excited to be a Millennium Fellow as the recognition and platform provided by this fellowship would help me take my social impact work to the next level. Moreover, this fellowship provides me with access to like-minded international students and this would help me take my projects and ideas to an international scale. I hope that this would ensure that my work impacts not only the citizens of my country but also the citizens of the countries that my peers are from. I hope to use this opportunity to work on a project where I can hope to actually make a difference. I look forward to learning and growing from this experience! "
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
Anoushka Chakraborty is a young, bright and hardworking law student at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences in Kolkata, India. For as long as she can remember, Anoushka has been passionate about bringing about social change, especially through raising awareness. She is particularly passionate about advocating for gender issues. She believes that the first stage of bringing about social change is by awakening the public conciousness and believes that the way to do the same is by raising awareness regarding the social issues at hand. With this in mind, she hopes to bring about social change through her project about sex education in India by raising awareness about the same across all possible social spectrums. Anoushka is a humble and empathetic person and she brings out the same through her work. She hopes to use this opportunity to bring about significant social change in the public perception of sex education in India and ensure that the future of India (its teenagers) are sensitised to topics such as consent, homosexuality and menstruation.