ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 402 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 48,785 hours and their 214 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 393,449 people worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ANJOLA IBUKUN AKINTUNDE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.
University of Ibadan | Ibadan, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 10
" I feel empowered already! I'm really excited to learn a lot of things from the fellowship and I am hoping that I will get trainings and supports in my project. I can't wait to meet the other Millennium Fellows! "
Millennium Fellowship Project: The Female gender and Health
The project aims to educate young girls on major health issues faced by women and also educate them on acquiring skills for self-development and it aims to expose them on measures and steps they can take when being faced with such health issues. An example is the case of polycystic ovary syndrome which is not known by many people around the world.
In mid November, an educative session was held with the young teenage girls in a classroom and the girls where being taught what a menstrual cycle is, what a normal cycle and irregular cycle is and the girls were being exposed to what t the term "PCOS" means.
Before the session started, a few questions were asked and the outcome showed a low understanding of menstrual cycle, female and male hormones(even though majority were being taught in class). So the education session started with the definition of the major terms stated earlier and the term PCOS(polycystic ovary syndrome was talked on.
The session ended with a review of what was being taught and many were able to recollect.
Polycystic ovary syndrome is one of the common female heath issue that should be of concern due to the fact that
It affects about 1 in 10 females globally and many cases go undiagnosed.
It has also shown to not only cause major health problems but also psychological problems due to its symptoms and other factors.
One of the major ways, the syndrome. can be treated will be
1. Knowing what it means(awareness)
2. Discovering the syndrome by diagnosis
3. Management of the syndrome with the help of a specialist and diet management.
Female health issues goes a long way in affecting the sustainable developmental goal 5 which is gender equality and addressing female health issues bring a stability and hope to young females globally.
Education is a major key in solving all the sustainable developmental goals and knowledge is a key to success. Knowledge is gotten through education therefore one of the major keys in solving female health issues and giving a voice to girls is to educate them and equip them with other soft skills that'll make them stand out.
Part of the project we aim to still carry out is teach the young girls how to make transform waste product into useful materials or artistic objects.
So far, one health expository session was held with the girls but more will be held later with the girls depending on school resumption and the acceptance from the school authority.
Initially,the project was focused on health but more goals will be focused on and it is a long term project which will span and spread across schools and communities over the next few years.
About the Millennium Fellow
I'm a young lady who loves art,science,music and innovations. I'm passionate about what I get my hands on, I love to encourage younger people on taking chances and making full use of their potentials . I believe in dreams,achievements and purpose. I love working in teams in pursuits of projects in a team player.