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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. Over 31,000 young leaders on 2,400+ campuses across 140+ nations applied to join the Class of 2022.  200+ campuses worldwide (just 8%) were selected to host the 3,000+ Millennium Fellows.



Kathmandu School of Law | Kathmandu, Nepal | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3


" Just on small thought in the morning can change your whole day , Creativity and adaptability. Being a part of the Millennium Fellowship will enhance these skills collaboratively. The skill i gain from Millennium Fellowship will make social impact on society, schools and communities. As I think once , we started impacting on society will definitely impact in future. I am excited to increase my anticipatory competence by envisioning new ways of learning and Creativity. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Jaagriti

"Jaagriti” is a Sanskrit word that means "Awakening” in English. Our project focuses on the 4th SDG goal “Quality Education” which is also guaranteed by the Constitution of Nepal, 2015 Article 31. The Act Relating to Compulsory and Free Education, 2018 guarantees compulsory and free education up to basic and higher secondary levels respectively. Our aim is to make aware of fundamental rights such as “free and easy access to Education” and hold the authorities accountable. Along with holding the authorities accountable, our goal is to work along with the local level government to provide what is stated by the state for the people.
To describe our project modality "Jaagriti" most easily, it would look somewhat as:
1) We, in the project, will initially study the government policies and measures taken for the implementation of The Act Relating to compulsory and Free Education,2018. Not just limited to it, we'll further study and analyze the implementation part as well. To study the implementation part, we’ll do both empirical and comparative studies.
2) In an empirical study, we along with our volunteers will visit different schools in Nepal. On our visit, we will conduct legal awareness on important provisions of the Act for students, teachers, and other staff as well. In the meantime, we will also conduct surveys with students and teachers along with the locals on implementation issues and get certain questionnaires answered by them. The same thing will be done on a societal level. Through this, we can do both legal awareness and collect primary data for our research.
3) In a comparative study, using Right to Information (RTI), we’ll collect information that affects quality education such as Budget allocation, the Recruitment process of teachers, Teaching-Learning methodology, Sanitation, Extra-curricular activities, special provisions for differently-abled (deaf, blind), etc. as mentioned in the Act. Through comparative study, we can better figure out the problems in implementation.
4) Once we come to know the problems in implementation, we can also suggest certain measures to be taken by the Government of Nepal to better implement these laws. We have aimed to present a research report to the Education Ministry, concerned departments, NGOs, INGOs to make a positive impact at the policy level.

About the Millennium Fellow

Nirmala Dhakal is a Adventures , charming, Trustworthy, Authentic , Empathetic and globally ambitious law student at Kathmandu school of law ( Purbanchal University). She was born in West Rukum, Nepal.Her Nationality is Nepali. She is the best listeners and know how to empathize with the person to whom she is listening. She brighten up every space she enters with a genuine smile, effortless charm and natural poise. She always wants to change a society .For her law is not just a profession rather it is medium through which she can serve her nation and people. She chooses law for improving her standard of thoughts ,skill and knowledge on Rights, justice and understanding of human behaviour and society. She is in Millennium Fellowship because it is based on leadership on sustainable development related projects that advance the SDGs in her communities through which she would directly achieve her professional and academic goals and contribution in the development of Sustainable Goals.

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