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 805 Millennium Fellows.
During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 96,705 hours and their 422 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 564,366 people worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT OKEI JENNIFER CHUKWUAMAKA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
CMUL | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3
" I'm excited about being a Millennium Fellow because I see this as an opportunity to grow and develop myself, meet people of like minds and do something that will touch the lives of the people around me. Project MAAD is dear to me because in the environment around me, drug abuse is a very serious problem both amongst the students and the community at large. I strongly believe that the awareness that we are going to create and the solutions we are going to profer will go a long way. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: The M.A.AD Project(Medical Student against the abuse of drugs)
Medical students Against Abuse of Drugs
This is a pet project by the cohort of Millennium Fellows of the College of Medicine, Univeristy of Lagos, Nigeria.
The project aims at stirring conversation and proffering solutions to the abuse of drugs with a focus on the students of the College of medicine, University of Lagos and Secondary School students.
The abuse herein covers both use of hard substances as well as the misuse of legal drugs and its repercussions.
SDG - The SDG in focus is SDG 3 - Good Health and wellbeing, in particular ; Section 5,which seeks to ;
Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol.
UNAI principles ; the UNAI principle guiding our project is "Education for All" - A commitment to educational opportunity for all people regardless of gender, race, religion or ethnicity.
Creating awareness on the menace and the repercussions of abuse on drugs. Especially as it pertains to students.
Understanding the causes or predisposing factors to abuse of drugs by the students.
Ensuring the 3,000 plus strong population of the college and about 1,000 students of selected secondary schools have access to counselling services and up to date information on drug abuse and ways to curb it.
About the Millennium Fellow
Okei Jennifer is a 400 level MBBS student of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos. She's also a two time senator of the Association of Medical Students, University of Lagos. She loves basketball and teaching. She's passionate about gender equality, universal education, preventive health and capacity building. She also loves food and hanging out with her friends and she believes that the world can be a better place if everyone has mutual respect for one another.