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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.



Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University | Lucknow, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3


" Reasoning, creativity, and practicality, fueled by systems thinking augment the passion into results. With the help of the Millennium Fellowship, we can get the necessary guidance and take our social impact to a next level. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: SHIKSHANAM

There is an undeniable divide between resources in society which makes itself evident in forms entailing around access and privilege. We realized the deplorable state of quality educational access around us and how it is not sufficient to enable people to make a tangible difference in their lives. The lack of adequate funds and administrative will to ensure effective implementation of policies is primarily responsible for this sad state. A comprehensive approach with an amalgamation of core educational aspects and skill education is essential for a person to survive decently in today’s time. The project encompasses two major sub-themes: Quality Education and imparting Vocational and technical skills.
Keeping this in mind, we will initiate our first project on setting up a curriculum that is inclusive in nature and actually helps individuals rather than simply being a task set aside. Usually, most curriculums run and taught by NGOs and other non-profit organizations focus on basic routine topics that are seldom helpful in a concrete and tangible manner. We want to actually make sure that people benefit from our cause. The objective sought by our proposal is to not only educate children academically but also impart actual skills that help them flourish in the modern world. For the second limb of our project, we would propose a primary and secondary education level curriculum in two languages primarily, Hindi and English. The curriculum would be inclusive of course material that would help the course taker to become proficient in the subjects and secure admission to an educational institution via the Right to Education Act. This curriculum would not be restricted to core educational aspects but would also lay emphasis on integral skills such as basic knowledge of computers and the internet. It would also include sensitization campaigns pertaining to topics such as gender roles, menstruation, equality, etc. The students would be taught how to use the internet for their benefit which includes researching over the internet, using applications such as YouTube to study, etc. As law students, we want to make them aware of their basic rights and teach them how to file and register basic complaints such as those with the consumer forums, etc. This would help them tackle situations where they are being wronged in an unfair manner for no fault of theirs. During the pilot run of the project, we successfully conducted sessions on Women empowerment and gender roles in order to promote the idea of unlearning and re-learning.
In order to ensure that the project runs smoothly and effectively, we will collaborate with the District Inspector Of Schools as well.

About the Millennium Fellow

Heramb Verma is a Law and Public Policy student at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University in Lucknow, India. Heramb is passionate about how an individual can have an impact on the group of individuals around him and augment the impact through social and political action.
Being actively involved in Politics and social change at his native place in India, Heramb focused on improving the quality of education and utilizing the region’s industries to promote sustainability. Through his project, he aims to create an academic curriculum that is inclusive in nature and an amalgamation of core academic subjects and skill education that makes it easier to survive in today’s time. He also aims to send underprivileged children to school through the Right to Education Act, 2005.
Besides this, Heramb has been working with tribals from different parts of India and helping them increase their income through different economic activities. After graduation, he plans to earn a master’s degree in Public Policy and work toward creating a sustainable equitable society.

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