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 ASHMITA THAPALIYA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Tribhuvan University | Kirtipur, Nepal | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

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" Quoting Roscoe Pound's theory of social engineering, 'Law is social engineering and lawyers are social engineers.' Being a part of the Millennium Fellowship, I aspire to contribute to the development of the society and its residents in any level possible. With the skills I learn throughout the fellowship, I can make social impact and contribute in reaching SDGs "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Dakshya

Our team conducted research to fetch areas where we could contribute to creating social impact. We came across some inmates of the prison located in the Dhading district of Nepal. We observed that the prisoners there wanted to study but were are not provided with sufficient books and reading materials for it. We realized that learning and education is a life-long opportunity that no one should be deprived of and hence decided to go for a book distribution project.

The project Dakshya aimed to impact more than 300 prisoners of prison in the Dhading district. However, we are planning to extend our target to more prisons and impact the lives of more prisoners from other prisons around Nepal. Additionally, we will also be conducting a study regarding how the Prison system of Nepal is failing to facilitate prisoners with sufficient books and educational materials. This report shall work as a reference and a contribution for reform in the prison system for concerned authorities in Nepal

About the Millennium Fellow

Ashmita Thapaliya is an enthusiastic aspiring lawyer pursuing her bachelor's in law at National Law College, Nepal. 'Law is social engineering and lawyers are social engineers'. With her strong belief in this theory of social engineering by Roscoe Pound, she embarked on her legal journey in life. In her law school days, she is involved in various philanthropic and legal awareness programs. She aspires to contribute towards the development of the society in whatever level possible and she desires to contribute to this cause via Millennium Fellowship Program.