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 TAIWO OLAWEHINMI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

University of Ibadan | Ibadan, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 10

" I am so thrilled to be a Millennium fellow! I see this as a grand opportunity for me to learn from and share my thoughts with visionary changemakers from different parts of the world. I do what I do because I am passionate about impacts. It's humbling to share a learning platform with persons who are also passionate about change. I believe that at the end of my fellowship, I will be a better leader and a more result- oriented person. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Scribble The Future (STF)

Scribble the Future (STF) is an initiative that seeks to improve the reading culture of young persons, especially females, in Nigeria, by utilising the tool of poetry. We organise an annual literary conference which features panellists who are passionate about teenagers, females, capacity building and education. The target audience includes young people (males and females) as well as secondary school students, as we have realised that the poor reading culture of Nigerian youths stems from their poor foundation. We also hold book donations and literary outreaches to public secondary schools. The outreaches are geared towards encouraging the students to take education and reading seriously. We also organise an annual poetry anthology compilation for females to encourage more female voices in the literary space. Annually, about 100—150 persons are impacted by our works.

About the Millennium Fellow

Taiwo Olawehinmi is a Pharmacist-in-training with a desire to change the sphere of healthcare in Nigeria in particular and in Africa as a whole, through measured actions in the aspects of journalism and effective policy making. An alumnus of CommonPurpose Global Leadership Experience and a member of the YALI network, Taiwo cherishes cultural intelligence and immersion. Taiwo is committed to good leadership, active youth participation and effective management. Taiwo is motivated by the fact that if we are always doing something positive, there is no limit to how much we can achieve. Having volunteered for a number of organisations centred on advocacy for education, good health, and recently female empowerment, Taiwo is excited about the roles she is playing in helping Nigeria become the Nigeria of her dreams.

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