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 PAUL ADEROJU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Lagos College of Medicine | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 9 & UNAI 2
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it provides an opportunity for me to meet and network with innovative individuals who are working on various projects and I can get to learn from them. Being a Millennium Fellow also gives me a rare distinction, which makes collaborative efforts to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals with corporate bodies less challenging, and ultimately making it possible to impact on the society. "
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
Paul Aderoju is a fourth-year student at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos. He is currently the General Secretary of the KB KLUB. Paul has a keen interest in social empowerment, philanthropy and academic development. As a member of the KB KLUB, he has served in various committees that have executed projects including medical outreaches, mental health awareness programs, and innovative and entrepreneurial competitions and conferences that at aimed at reshaping the Nigerian health industry.