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 FAVOUR CHIDINMA ARIWODO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Jos | Jos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 1
" Words go beyond the excitement I feel being amongst the selected fellows of the Millennium Fellowship class of 2019. It's an ample learning opportunity and avenue to inculcate, impact and educate the larger community. I look forward to interacting with other cohorts of impeccable qualities. Adopting John Donne's Devotions (1624) “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main.” Together we get to share ideas, acquire knowledge and learn motivatedly for the greater purpose of serving the good of humanity. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Teen-Aid
Teen-Aid provides an atmosphere for the enlightenment of children, teenagers and young adults (20-22) on sex education, early pregnancy, abortion, premarital and unprotected sex and VVF (Vesicovaginal Fistula). It creates an open space without discrimination and judgmental sentiments for young ones to share experiences where adequate advice will be proffered as well as healthy solution to the risk and consequences.
On the 25th day of October, 2019, my team and I went to Government Secondary School West of Mines here in Nigeria and we were well received. A session on sex education themed 'TEENS AND MORE: CREATING SAFE SPACES FOR TEENAGERS' was given by two members of the team and I but first the students were divided into two groups (male and female) for easy reception of the topic and reduction of uneasiness therefore creating a safe space for them to ask whatever question they had relating to the topic. Pamphlets were also shared which contained the objectives, missions, and vision of Teen-Aid, the definition and benefits of sex education and contact info on how to reach us for further asked questions. Intellectual questions were asked and the purpose of creating this safe space was achieved. At the end of the session, evaluation forms where shared to know their thoughts on the sex education.
The number of students I hoped to enlighten and the turn up I received was greatly encouraging. It was an amazing experience.
About the Millennium Fellow
Favour Ariwodo is a 300 level student of University of Jos studying Law, born and raised in Nigeria. Favour is a member of the Public Integrity Club (PIC), This is New Nigeria (TINN) just to mention a few. Favour has also volunteered for Connected Development (CODE), Greater Nigeria Initiative and is the founder of Teen-Aid.
She loves to make impact in any way possible.