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.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT TIRTHESH JAIN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" I live in India, which admittedly has a lot of issues like any other country. One of them is the non-existence of any conversation regarding Sex Education. I personally have also not come across any kind of Sex Education provided and in these modern times, it is not prudent for us as a society to continue like this. I truly believe in the project I am undertaking and am very excited to play my part to bring some change. Further, the idea of being in association with UN is a driving factor and I expect it to help us in our cause as people are respectful of this organisation and are more likely to listen rather then ridicule our cause at the very beginning. "

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

Tirthesh Jain is a young and passionate Law Student undertaking his Undergraduate Degree from The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences. He is born and raised in Kolkata, a city in India. Tirthesh has always been someone who is passionate about social justice and is keenly interested to work towards it. He understands how the entire world is fighting their own wars every day for the bare minimum which every individual has the right to have, and is motivated to work and help eradicate such injustices and differences.