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.
“Seeing the application for the Millennium Fellowship, I didn't have to think twice before deciding to hit the application link because it occurred to me that passion was not enough to create the change I want and that if I must make a significant impact, good training and guidance is a very important necessity. I believe the Millennium fellowship will give me the tools to transform passion to action and make an indelible mark in the sands of time.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: SaneMan Initiative
Since most of gender inequality issues are being fed and propagated by men, we want young men to be active and equal partners in the fight against gender inequality and also be active change-makers in matters of sexual and reproductive health. We aim to reach at least 300 young male students who not only accept but are great advocates in these areas.
About the Millennium Fellow
Ikejiofor Prudence is a fifth year medical student at the University of Port Harcourt. He enjoys volunteering and creating awareness of social issues, ranging from health, gender equality, to business. He is currently the Director for Research and Concept Development at the Youth Against HIV and AIDs (YAHA), University of Port Harcourt Chapter. He has served in several leadership capacities and has a good volunteering experience. He is motivated by the passion to undertake little actions in society that will inspire and create significant social change. He hopes to further get well equipped to lead his team, and effectively carry out various gender equality and reproductive health advocacy programs and help make a significant impact in bridging the gender equality gap in his community.