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 DAMILOLA BADRU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Lagos State University | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6
" Knowledge is fun and life to me. I love to try new things and achieve new feats in life. This is one valid reason for being excited as a member of Class 2019 of the Millennium Fellows. I see this as an opportunity to achieve my goal of bringing out the best in a girl child and working with great minds to achieve this. Also the thought of learning new things excites me and making the world proud. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: The Girl Lifeline
The Girl Lifeline is a solution provider to issue of gender inequality and informing the world that the female gender has a lot to offer. She project taught girls to be strong and stand for what they want regardless of societal blasphemy. Through the project, the life of many girls have been transformed and I have been able to connect personally with some of them in understanding their pain and provide solutions of counselling sessions for them. Through the project, my school has taken counselling more seriously especially for the female gender. Girls are now free to share their challenges and experience. They can also work with their shoulders held high and deal with the pain once and for all without letting their past hunt them. Thanks to this project, my community now treats women with respect and dignity because women are the salt of the earth.
About the Millennium Fellow
Damilola Badru is a final year student of Lagos State University majoring in History and International Relations. She is the current president of Lagos State University Model United Nations and she has been nominated as an under secretary general for Special Events at Nigeria International Tertiary Institutions Model United Nations(NITIMUN), 2019. She is hardworking, a good team player and a goal getter with the zeal of being a better at the start of a new day.