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 KHYATHI SIMANTINI PADALA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences | Kolkata, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 6
" It is not enough to be compassionate. One must act. Having come from a privileged background I would like to use the resources I have to help people in need in whatever way possible. I'm excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it would give me an opportunity to work together with different people and exchange ideas which would be a great learning experience. It also would give me an opportunity to make a positive impact on the 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
P. Khyathi Simantini is a young, curious and hard working law student at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences [B.A.LL.B (Hons)]. She was born in the city of Mumbai, India. As a child she lived in many different cities and was introduced to many different cultures. She can speak four languages, fluent in three of them. Khyathi from her childhood has been passionate about social causes and justice. She