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 ABIYE EPEYA-KIRI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Niger Delta University | Amassama, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2
" The Millennium Fellowship gives me the platform to live out my innate desire of impacting human lives by the provision of improved and accessible healthcare to all classes. I hope to maximize this opportunity for the realization of my aforementioned goal. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Act 4 Her Initiative
Women of reproductive age group, especially those in developing countries face numerous challenges regarding their sexual and reproductive health. The Act 4 Her Initiative seeks to promote women's reproductive health by increasing awareness on the use of appropriate and suitable contraceptive methods to prevent unwanted and high-risk pregnancies, the need to plan families including spacing of pregnancies and limiting the family size, in order to prevent or reduce maternal mortality to the barest minimum. Also to create and increase awareness on the dangers of Teenage pregnancy, unsafe abortion, Sexually transmitted diseases, Female Genital Mutilation, Child/forced marriage, and others.
By the end of 2020, the Millennium Fellows would have hosted about 20 events reaching out to about 2000 persons aged 15-49 years of the Women of Reproductive Age Group across departments of the 12 faculties in Niger Delta University. They will achieve this through Social media platforms including WhatsApp and Facebook.
About the Millennium Fellow
Abiye Epeya Kiri - a native of Ngemebiri, in Okirika local government area of Rivers state in Nigeria. She is a proud and bonafide Nigerian youth with core values such as respect for everyone regardless of social or religious backgrounds, sustainable development of the mind and forthrightness. Placing premium on hard work and ingenuity, she strives to explore new ways to alleviate the problems of humanity especially by "Human Capacity building and development". In summary, this excellent thinker, believes in the fact that positive growth is hinged on "all hands being on deck", hence she promotes teamwork.