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 TUSHMI UDYALAK, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences | Kolkata, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 6
" After I opened my eyes, it became extremely hard to unsee.
Empathy, strength, leadership and teamwork, are the pens I would be writing my story with while collaborating with MCN and UNAI. Pens are mightier than swords, SDG 4: Quality Education is the best-suited instrument to bring tangible difference at this juncture. Having seen the grave dearth and misinformation on Sex Education in adolescent classes at school, this cause is close to everyone participating in the project. I am particularly looking forward to networking and engaging with brilliant minds across the globe, thereby building bridges and sharing perspectives. My vision to become a social impact leader is kick-starting now, and I intend to make the most of it. "
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
Tushmi Udyalak is a law student from a leading national law school in India. She is an independent, honest, and bold woman in her early twenties who is constantly enamoured by the enriching challenges of life. A writer, singer, empath, and humanitarian- Tushmi believes that the field one pursues in college is a serendipitous epiphany to reach one's destination. She believes her ideal life is where she can make noticeable social change for the better, where she engages with the root of societal issues with utter humanity, understanding, and care. She cares deeply about the rights of minorities, especially people with disabilities, as it comes close from her childhood and growing up. She is committed to strengthening survivors of sexual abuse and harassment by improving the cause of Quality Education: SDG 4. When she is not occupied with academic or professional commitments, she finds every opportunity of human interaction as one to grow and learn from- she enjoys observing people, helping and encouraging people to meet the best versions of themselves. She is always rivetingly curious about life, so one can always expect her to make space for a mutually enlightening conversation!