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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. 



Lagos State University | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2


" I am thrilled to be part of this year's class of Millennium Fellow because it's a great opportunity as I would meet young minds like me, who are making impact in the various ways they can in their society. Likewise it is an honor for me and would be the highlight of my social impact career in this year. Meeting individuals with great minds and interacting together would also be helpful in building my social status. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Breast Cancer Awareness Project

The Breast Cancer Awareness Project held throughout the month of October, to commemorate the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, celebrated yearly worldwide.

We started by sharing online flyers to create awareness on several social media platforms - twitter, Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp. Our flyers educated people about the risk factors associated with the disease and many other important facts about the disease.

We also educated about forty members of the Olode-Oloro River boundary community in Oyo State Nigeria on importance of breast cancer awareness and we encouraged them to visit a doctor whenever they notice any Breast Cancer symptoms.

We also visited several radio stations, which include LASU Radio and Jordan FM where we educated the society about Breast Cancer Awareness.

We ended our project on the 31st of October, 2020 by organizing a webinar themed; I am and I will; the role of youths in Breast Cancer Awareness. We invited a seasoned oncologist who took us through an amazing session which lasted for 1 hour 45 minutes and over 30 people were in attendance.
At the end of the project, we were able to read over one thousand people and created awareness on breast cancer in our community.

About the Millennium Fellow

Saliu Hussenat Kehinde is an undergraduate at the Lagos state university. she attended Nana Apori high school for her secondary school education and graduated in 2015. Hussenat gained admission into Lagos State University in 2015 to study Nursing. She transited to the Lagos state university college of medicine(LASUCOM) which was the ikeja campus for health related professions in 2016.
In 200 level she was the interim Vice President for the Nigerian University Nursing Students Associations(NUNSA) Lasucom chapter. Also, while in 200 level she was appointed the assistant librarian for the Muslim Student Society of Nigerian(MSSN)Lasucom branch. She volunteered for different medical outreaches including the ones organized by MSSN association, attended a professional workshop for young individuals in health professions.
Hussenat has served under different committees, (most especially the Ramadan committee) assuming notable roles as the treasurer, assistant secretary and so on.
She attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards(RYLA) in 2019, which was a 9 day program of leadership and basic character development, organized at sea school and was awarded two certificates of attendance from both RYLA and the citizenship & leadership training centre. Hussenat is currently the Business chairperson for the MSSN Lasucom branch and a final year nursing student of the Lagos State University. She is passionate about volunteering and has volunteered for different organizations, she recently volunteered for the EpidAlert organization in partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Health as a Call Centre Agent for the Lagos State Covid-19 response team during the pandemic.
She is a striving entrepreneur and just recently inducted into the Rotaract club of Lasucom as a rotaractor, holding the position of the assistant financial head.

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