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 UYIOGHOSA BENEDO OSADOLOR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Benin | Benin City, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9
" Being a Millennium fellow is a stepping stone for me and the work I do! It is an opportunity to develop myself, network with other great fellows locally and globally, learn more about the Global Goals and how best to contribute to its realization. To my work, I am passionate about global health and SDG3, being a Millennium Fellow means keeping my efforts local, with a global scene in mind. I am so excited to be part of the Millennium class of 2019 and look forward to maximum impact all through. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Depression Alleviation Campaign
Depression Alleviation Campaign is focused on curbing Depression and reducing the suicide rate in my community by creating awareness on Depression; it’s Risk Factors, Prevention and Management. The aim is to reduce stigma attached to Depression and mental illnesses, encourage students to get professional help and educate students on how to support loved ones going through Depression. This project is facilitated by my volunteer work with the Living Everyday Above Depression (LEAD) Project.
The project is an awareness campaign, raising awareness on mental health, particularly depression. It is a Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Project.
The activities my team and I carried out include going to selected secondary schools in Edo State, Nigeria and taught the senior secondary school students about mental health and depression.
The measurable outcome of this project is improved mental health awareness among young secondary school students in Benin City.
About the Millennium Fellow
Uyioghosa Osadolor is a sixth-year Pharmacy student at University of Benin. She is passionate about global health, presently volunteers at the LEAD Project and is a volunteer First-aid Trainer at LifeSaversNG were over 1000 lives have been impacted in the area of Depression and First-aid education respectively. Uyioghosa has worked in collaboration with other young minds to develop her school and community in areas of Health Care and Women Empowerment with several organisations including SustyVibes, the International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF) and Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Network. She is also a 2019 Colleague at the Kectil Program.