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 MUHAMMAD-BASHIR YAHYA , A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

University of Ibadan | Ibadan, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2

" I look forward to working with other your minds passionate about service to humanity. I believe I have so much to learn and possibly so much to teach. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Save Sanity

Save Sanity Project, initially called The Sanity Project, is a result of a yearning to bring mental healthcare to Members of the university society, particularly students. It focuses on identifying such individuals who may need mental healthcare but are unable to access it or are having difficulties accessing it either due to societal standings or simple shyness. The project kicked off with identifying such individuals from amongst students of medicine and surgery in the University of Ibadan. It has since expanded to include students of Dentistry and all other healthcare students resident in Alexander Brown Hall, University College Hospital Ibadan, a hostel that accomdates about a thousand students of medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy and medical lab sciences.
Save Sanity Project is strictly governed by the principles of ‘patient-doctor confidentiality’ as the project aims to provide mental healthcare without necessarily attracting attention to its beneficiaries.
The project, at inception, aimed to reach about 3 people a month. Making it about 30 people in 10 months. The project also aimed at having small group discussions once in two months and a major mental healthcare awareness Programme in a year.

So far, the project has been able to reach out to 20 people. 10 short of the initial target. Small group meetings have not held at all as participants generally want to keep their problems to just themselves and the healthcare provider. Through my positions in my association however, first as the General Secretary and now as the President, I have been able to organize two mental health awareness program. The first being Awosika Symposium which held on the 21st of February, 2018 and was themed “for the sake of my sanity” and the second being a capacity building programme in partnership with Donita Editorial Board and Mentally Aware Initiatuve (MANI) themed “The Medical Student in Pursuit of Sanity in a World of Research and Scientific Writing”.

About the Millennium Fellow

I am a final year medical student, a passionate young mind open to all forms of learning in a bid to better humanity. I strive to do as much as I can whenever I can for myself and people around me who may not be able to do so much for themselves. I believe in helping people as this in itself is helping one's self for some day, we too need helping. Through my years of public service I continue to learn to be better, to make the world a better place.

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