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 OLUFUNSHO OMOBOWALE OREKOYA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Obafemi Awolowo University | Ife, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2

" I believe strongly that curbing the menace of drug abuse among the Nigerian youth population will be of huge positive consequence on the Nigerian State , first by helping them to maximize their potentials, and more importantly by helping them to become better citizens of the nation. It gladdens my heart to be selected into this 2020 Class. Joining the Millennium Fellowship is a huge privilege and an awesome opportunity for me to sharpen my skills, broaden my horizon and interact with fellow global agents of change on a quest of making our world a better place. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: E-3 Hub

E-3 Hub is a mission borne out of passion to curb the menace of drug misuse, abuse and addiction within rural communities of Osun State, Nigeria. E-3 Hub has three-fold agenda summarised in the following: ERADICATE, EQUIP & ENGAGE. With increasing rate of substance and drug abuse in our world, the E3 Hub chooses to take the bull by the horn in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, situated in the South Western State of Osun, Nigeria. We hope to translate the passion of youths from drug abuse into becoming better versions of themselves and ultimately transforming them into better citizens of the country and of the world. Through its 3-fold agenda, the E-3 Hub will strive to make huge and massive media campaigns in helping the youths to recognize the dangers of drug addiction and also take obliging youths through a process of rehabilitation and detachment from addiction. This will be followed by equipping them with necessary skills by which they can be actively engaged and contribute much more meaningfully to the society.

About the Millennium Fellow

Olufunsho Orekoya is a global change enthusiast who is passionate about redefining the face of healthcare in rural areas. He is currently a fourth year student of Medicine at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. Olufunsho believes that the best lives are those lived in service of humanity, and he has always lived with this axiom as his guiding principle. He is a visionary, versatile and fertile minded with tremendous people skills.

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