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 BABATUNDE DAMILOLA BLESSING, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

University of Ibadan | Ibadan, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 3

" I am excited to become a Millennium Fellow because I will be empowered by access to world class trainings, connections, collaborative action, guidance and support from this fellowship which are required to bring SDGs and UNAI principles to a reality in my community. I do what I do because I believe that if everyone had access to at least high school education, then everyone will be equipped to contribute maximally to providing solutions to our numerous economic, social and political problems of my country. This will also reduce crime rate and promote peace and security in my country. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Education For All Girl Child

Education For All Girl Child is a project that involves the identification of the various reasons for the inequality in access to education (high number of girl child that are out of high school) in my community and also proffering relevant and specific solutions to this problem. We hope to return at least 100 - 200 girl child to high school.

About the Millennium Fellow

Babatunde Damilola Blessing is a 4th year Pharmacy Student in University of Ibadan.He is passionate about equal access to quality education. He is a member of Student Representative Council, Kuti Hall Assembly. He is a Participant of Girls Advocacy Guide (GAG) Dissemination Project which was supported by Malala Fund, a member of Global Health Workforce Network of World Health Organization (WHO), a member of the Working Group of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, United Kingdom, 2019 National Higher Education Foundation Scholar, Youth Ambassador for Young Utopians and a member of United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

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