ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.
“Being a Millennium Fellow is a dream come true! Over the years, I've learned that try as you may, you cannot change the world on your own. It will be great to meet other people who have similar goals with innovative ideas on how to achieve these goals. I would love to learn new things, and teach the things I can. The future belongs to all of us, it's time we started playing a more active role in ensuring there is a future.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Fund My Education Initiative
Education is power and is one of the greatest tools available for initiating positive change in the human mind. The Fund My Education Initiative was set up in order to avail Nigerian youths of this gateway to power and help eliminate economic poverty as well as poverty of the mind. The focus of the organization is ensuring that young men and women already in higher education, whose education is in danger of discontinuation due to financial difficulty, can continue their education and see it to completion. We hope to raise enough money to assist 50 students in public and private universities, to prevent them for dropping out of school. We also hope to create awareness of the UN's SDGs, and why it is important for everyone to get involved in building a better future.
About the Millennium Fellow
Adaora Moka is entering her final year of medical school at Babcock University. During her time in school, she has been involved in many leadership positions. She has also done some volunteer and fund-raising work for various causes over the years. She believes that you should leave a place in a better state than you met it. After graduation, she hopes to become a surgeon and get an MPH. She hopes to be able to reduce inequalities in access to quality health care.
Connect with Adaora via Twitter.