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 BLESSING FUCHONG JOHN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Niger Delta University | Amassama, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2
" I am so excited to be part of the Millennium Fellowship because I believe it will help me improve on my ideas by granting me access to world class training, connections with like minded individuals and hopefully recognition which will help improve health care and well being for all especially for women and children in Nigeria my country, this is because when women are empowered with information concerning their sexual and reproductive health and rights they tend to make better informed decisions which leads to improved health and well being for their children, families and the world at large. "
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
John Blessing Fuchong is a highly resourceful, energetic and dedicated final year medical student of Niger Delta University. She has great passion for the health care system, a patient focused approach to work and a strong drive to see things through to completion.
She finished her primary school as valedictorian, belonged to the top 3 of her middle and high school classes and is currently studying Medicine and Surgery.