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 SADIKSHYA BANJADE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" If you have a dream, you have to start somewhere to change it into reality. I strongly believe the Millennium Fellowship is a place to get my actions started and supported. This place can help me grow as an individual while sharpening my skills that I shall use to perform my work efficiently aligning them with the UNAI principles and SDG goals. This upcoming journey as a Millennium Fellow is truly something I excitedly look forward for. "

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

Sadikshya Banjade is a young, cheerful and enthusiastic law student pursuing her BALLB at Nepal Law Campus, Nepal. She was born and brought up in the capital city, Kathmandu.

From early age, Sadikshya has always been into serving the community. She enjoys volunteering and is currently serving as Secretary at Rotaract club of Kantipur. She has been using her platforms to organize and lead many community as well as professional development projects. She believes to be continuing similar projects as a law student too. She aspires to advocate for the needy ones once she enters into the legal field professionally. She aims to contribute to building a legally literate community to uplift the social standards of every helpless citizen, focusing on making the world a sustainably better place.