ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations. 80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT OLUWATOMISIN ESTHER AGBOOLA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Ibadan | Ibadan, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 7
" I am very excited to be part of the Millennium Fellowship because it affords me the opportunity to meet different people all over the world. I am also glad because I get to see the different ways like minded young people are changing the world. It also gives me a platform to contribute my quota to the Nigerian Community, by reaching out to people in low income countries. Thus, they can be enlightened on better health care practice and have access to affordable Primary Health Care. It is saddening to see children die from diseases they could have been immunized against. Or diseases like VVF (that is usually not the fault of the victim) that results in stigma even though it can be treated. How can these ones be leaders of tomorrow when they cannot even see tomorrow? It is a burden in my heart to try as much as possible and see to it that people live healthier lives. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: The Future Female Network.
The team will pursue aggressive, interactive and targeted social media campaigns to generate ongoing conversation about Female Genital Mutilation and empowerment of the girl child. We will also engage with girls through our virtual workshops. This virtual program will include leadership, capacity building and hackathon. For the 4 months of the fellowship, we will organize bi-monthly virtual meeting/interactive session with key stakeholders to educate them about Female Genital Mutilation so they can continue to raise awareness in their local community especially in this unprecedented time. We will also link girls who are victims of Female Genital Mutilation and others who need some form of psychosocial support with verified online support platforms.
The Impact We Hope To Achieve: The goal over the 4 months fellowship period is for the Future Female Network to implement two (2) programs impacting a total of 450 girls and women. Our QualifyHer Project will reach out 200 teenage girls in two selected public secondary school with leadership training, capacity building workshop and hackathon. Our EducateNotMutilate campaign will impact additional 250 girls and women through two outreaches to two selected communities, educating them on the dangers of Female Genital Mutilation and advocating for the right to education of the girl child.
About the Millennium Fellow
Oluwatomisin is a lady who loves God and committed to fulfilling the purpose He has for her. She is in her 3rd year studying Medicine and Surgery in University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. She loves baking. She loves talking and listening to people and helping them in any way she can. She has a vision to help people in low income countries , children especially, to get the best health care service that they can. This is due to the degree of mortality from preventive and curative diseases like VVF, polio, measles, yellow fever etc. She loves meeting people.