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 OJO STELLA ABIMBOLA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Obafemi Awolowo University | Ife, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 6
" Being part of Millennium Fellowship will build my confidence and help me build team work with other person. The fact that I will be discussing with other people and sharing ideas with people. Am super excited to even work more on project am about to do and doing the SDG with others "
Millennium Fellowship Project: A feeling of being loved(AFOBL)
My project AFOBL is a project targeted towards child abuse in the Nigeria society. It was a project that try to help prevent abuse in the society. AFOBL discover that it is not only the female gender that is affected by abuse, the male gender is also affected but because of the upbringing of manning up, they don't talk. AFOBL during this time did a lot of research and found out that majority of sexual abuse cases of children( Age 0-18) are mostly at home. Because of that we include in our outreach to schools parents. We plan meeting parents at PTA as that is a very big avenue to meet them. We plan meeting 4 schools but was able to get in touch with 2 schools. The first thing I did on my project was an awareness about different fact about child abuse every day. It was posted on my whatsapp and facebook and got many comments . During my project we discover too that the male gender need attention more. Psychologyically the effect of abuse on the male gender has lead to more abuse in the society. While we wants to fight for the female we need to fight also for the male and plead with parents to raise a more responsible boy. The larger work of preventing all forms of abuse lies with the parent. Physical abuse will not happen if the parents hold responsibility for raising their kids at home. Many physically abuse children live as maid or with relatives far from home. Most parents don't give enough care for their children thereby letting this children experience abuse from home. In Nigeria, cases of sexual abuse with children seems to be cut unaware by parents. Many children get abused by close relatives but the parents don't know. AFOBL is trying to solve the ridicle. We want parents to get to pay attention to their children. We wants parents to believe their children. We want parents to fight for their children. AFOBL wants to reach out to all parents through PTA meetings at schools. It is targeted towards all schools both public and private school. AFOBL reach out to all student especially from Junior school to senior school. During my project we went to schools to educate all students on child abuse, child right and how to solve abuse. AFOBL intend to help psychologically to children that are affected and needs counseling. Also financial help to children that need financial help after being taken away from harm.
About the Millennium Fellow
Ojo Stella Abimbola is a final student studying botany at Obafemi Awolowo University. She is supporting the SDG 13 using the project Afobl to fight all forms of abuse against both boys and girls. After School,Stella plans to continue fighting abuse of all forms, joining hands with relevant organizations to fight,create awareness and implement laws against child abuse in Nigeria