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 OKONKWO SONIA CHIDERA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Port Harcourt | Port Harcourt, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9
" I’m really elated to be a Millenium Fellow. I believe this a stepping stone to my desire to change my society for the better.
I hope to meet and communicate with great minds. I know this is an opportunity to do wonderful things and I’m seizing it with both hands!
I personally care about good health and quality Education and I hope to improve both in my community. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: The Amachree-Okonkwo Initiative
The AMACHREE-OKONKWO INITIATIVE (AM.OK.I) is a platform set up to tackle various societal problems, help to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals mainly SDG 3 and SDG 4.
The AMOK initiative educates people on the need for education, provide educational materials and is always available for medical outreaches to the needy.
AM.OK.I has ensured that immediate surroundings and the society have benefitted from this project and hope to take it globally.
The team aims to give out educational materials to about 500 students in need by November. It also aims to give talks on Substance Abuse to youths and how how to avoid it.
About the Millennium Fellow
Okonkwo Sonia Chidera is a student of Medicine and Surgery at the University of PortHarcourt, Nigeria. Due to her long time passion for good health, justice and equity, Sonia was uncomfortable with the social, health and environmental issues facing the society in which she grew up. This helped to shape some of the programs she became involved in.
After graduating, Sonia hopes to pursue a degree in Public Health and dedicate herself to giving out treatment pro bono to those who cannot afford it.