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 KOSISOCHUKWU THERESA OBIECHINA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Benin | Benin City, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3
" I'm very excited because being a Millennium Fellow would give me the opportunity to scale my work in the social space for maximum impact and community good.
It would also give me the opportunity to network with innovative minds, learn from them and work with them.
Lack of quality eyecare and poor hygiene practices in rural communities is a major contribution to visual impairment and blindness.
By providing quality eyecare and making sustainable hygiene practices accessible to rural dwellers, there will be a reduction of visual impairment and improvement in the quality of life. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Icare Africa Project 1.0
On the 28th of September 2019, Icare Africa Project provided eyecare services in form of eyehealth/hygiene education, free eye tests, free distribution of drugs and glasses as well as sponsorship of (free) Cataract surgeries for rural dwellers of Egor community, Edo State, Nigeria.
Icare Africa Project was sponsored by organizations like St Teresa's Specialist Eye Centre, Isand of vision foundation, Her Voice Initiative and Egor Local Government Council, Edo State, Nigeria.
Icare Africa Project made so much impact by providing free eyecare services for about 250 rural dwellers of Egor community, Benin City, Nigeria.
About the Millennium Fellow
Kosisochukwu Theresa OBIECHINA is a young Nigerian Lady passionate about social and personal development. She's an SDG advocate with 2 years of experience in the social development space. She's a 6th year Optometry student at the University of Benin, Nigeria.
She is a Volunteer first aid trainer at LifeSaversNG, a social enterprise on a mission to training community dwellers and corporate individuals in Nigeria on basic life support skills, thereby mitigating the adverse outcome of emergency cases.
She is a Mentee at the Charles Innovation Academy, an Alumnus of Female and More Online Program and a GirlLEAD Fellow.