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 AYUSHI AWASTHI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences | Kolkata, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 6
" I am an ardent learner of new skills and knowledge set. Being a part of Millennium Fellowship will modify my exisitng skills of team work, leadership qualities and due diligence. This platform will, inter alia, instill in me a sense of social work, problem solving skills and practical experience of my society. "
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
Ayushi Awasthi is a bright and ardent student who likes to indulge in conversations with people discussing and gathering knowledge on the most contemporary and pressing issues in the society. She is currently studying as a third year student of law school purusing undergraduate degree at the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. She has always been considerate towards people and passionate about helping the needy in ways possible. This fervor brought her to the fellowship program wherein she wishes to bring change through social actions, instilling in the project her qualities. She aims to use the platform provided to her through the project to bring out the true leader and social activist in her.
Ayushi holds a particular inclination towards international law, in general and investment law and human rights law, in specific. She is actively involved in moot court competitions in college and enjoys the exhaustive process and team work which always holds something to learn. In future, she wishes to start her career in either international investment law or international human rights law. Further, she also wishes to dedicate her time in the workings of foreign affairs and diplomacy.