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 PRASIDDHY KOIRALA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" The spirit of the enthusiastic youths striving together to achieve a common goal is infectious. To be a part of the team working relentlessly to create an impact in their society and the people around them is a privilege. As a Millennium Fellow, I can be equipped with the necessary training needed to realize the team's goal and contribute meaningfully to the SDG project. "

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

Prasiddhy Koirala, an enthusiastic and curious learner, is a passionate law student. Born and raised in Nepal, she has closely witnessed the social injustice widely prevailing in her society along with the unfortunate passivity on the part of the people to change the status quo. She is motivated and strives to be well equipped to change it to the extent that, at least, people become well aware of the power of their fundamental rights and take action when they are violated. Fortunate on having to receive a quality formal education, she wants her fellow youths to get the same such that their right to education can be realised. Keen on contributing towards social justice, she has and will continue her efforts on ensuring education for all, the preliminary of every nation's development.