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 PRASANNA ARYAL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" The Millennium Fellowship is a distinguished programme which is a platform to new voices and changes. This fellowship is offered to people who have unlimited passion and drive towards their work and who are equally active in wanting to bring changes in this modern society and world. I am very excited to be a part of this programme where I can learn and work alongside dedicated and hardworking people who will guide and inspire me to achieve the target I have set for myself. "

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

Prasanna Nirmal Aryal is a strong, bright law student currently studying in National Law College. She was born in Nepal. Raised by a single mother, Prasanna always saw a woman at the top of things in her household which is the very foundation of her feminist beliefs that a woman can do and have everything.
Prasanna is a mental health advocate who has always given mental heath utmost importance. She tends to operate in a gray area and doesn't always see everything in black and white. It is one quality she believes to have inherited from her late father. Prasanna chose legal profession so she can make a difference or inflict any good changes through her actions or voices and render justice and equality in this society.