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 SYLVIA IJEOMA APUTAZIE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Ibadan | Ibadan, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 9
" As an individual passionate about societal change, I believe in the power of strategic networking and that individuals can share resources to maximize their respective skills and foster social impact.
Being a Millennium Fellow, I will have the privilege of linking up with great minds and access to a challenging environment that will groom me to become a better version of myself and create a brighter version of my dream. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Clean City Initiative
The Clean City Initiative is an innovative intervention that aims to redefine the plastic waste disposal system in the Ibadan metropolis by creating value and wealth from plastic waste and in so doing, empowering the people of Ibadan to create a better future for themselves and for the environment.
We have designed a 5-pronged model which takes a holistic approach to solving the problem of plastic waste pollution. Our model involves: sensitization, collection, upcycling, exhibition and sale.
We offer plastic waste pickup services to Individuals, households and corporate bodies committed to ensuring environmental sustainability.
We organise training programs on basic and advanced plastic waste upcycling techniques and community mobilization strategies to achieve environmental protection literacy.
We teach our volunteers research skills and methodologies.
About the Millennium Fellow
Aputazie Sylvia is an undergraduate, studying Medicine and Surgery at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
She is passionate about health policy formulation and implementation, and youth engagement in leadership and entrepreneurship.
In her passion for health, she is a volunteer for health outreaches of which the CLEAN CITY INITIATIVE is a notable mention.
In her passion for leadership, she currently serves as the Deputy Senate Registrar of the University of Ibadan Medical Student Association (UIMSA).
And in her passion for entrepreneurship, she is the founder of Natty's Medical Kit.
She is an avid reader and lover of sports (track event been a favorite).