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 DIKSHA GHIMIRE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" The Millennium Fellowship Program is a source of inspiration and skill development for youths around the globe . Being a member of this program I believe that , it will help me in enhancing my leardership as well as social skills and also helps me to discover the potentials residing with in me . I am thrilled to be a part of this project and learn more about United Nations' sustainable goal and use the skills I got from here in near future too . "

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

Diksha Ghimire is an ambitious , enthusiastic and courageous law student at National Law College , Lalitpur Nepal . She was born in Bhojpur District of Nepal . She likes to describe herself as an enterprising young woman who believes in equal rights and social justice . Diksha aspires to be a person with a voice to raise against discrimination . Being a Millennium Fellow, she wants to flourish her leadership skill and to maintain social justice while providing her own contribution in the development of United Nations' sustainable goals .