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.
“I’m really elated to be a Millenium Fellow. I believe this a stepping stone to my desire to change my society for the better. I hope to meet and communicate with great minds. I know this is an opportunity to do wonderful things and I’m seizing it with both hands! I personally care about good health and quality Education and I hope to improve both in my community.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Amachree Okonkwo Initiative
The AMACHREE-OKONKWO INITIATIVE (AM.OK.I) is a platform set up to tackle various plaguing societal problems, help to achieve in our little way the UN SDGs
DRUG WATCH: Reaching out to secondary schools to fight substance abuse from the grassroots with pictures, videos and stories of drug abusers. This will impact at least 200 students from each school.
LITERACY PUSH 2 & 3: Going to public schools with educational materials; notebooks and stationery to teach them to appreciate the importance of education in our modern society. Bringing professionals who will buttress on the need to persevere for a greater future. Teaching them that their own future is in their hands and they are responsible for what they make of themselves.
SUICIDE WATCH: This will be an affiliation with the Teaching Hospital. Sending phone numbers to the public and those in depression reach out. They're followed up by the MENTAL health department.
About the Millennium Fellow
Okonkwo Sonia Chidera is a student of Medicine and Surgery at the University of PortHarcourt, Nigeria. Due to her long-time passion for good health, justice and equity, Sonia was uncomfortable with the social, health and environmental issues facing the society in which she grew up. This helped to shape some of the programs she became involved in. After graduating, Sonia hopes to pursue a degree in Public Health and dedicate herself to giving out treatment pro bono to those who cannot afford it.
Connect with Sonia via Twitter.