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 TOLUWASE OLUWAJOMILOJU OGUNDIPE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Obafemi Awolowo University | Ife, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6
" Being a member of the 2020 Class of the Millennium Fellows is indeed an opportunity to improve my leadership skills. It is a time of grooming to know how to appropriately give back to the society. It also affords me the opportunity of meeting and collaborating with great minds. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Initiative for Congenital Abnormalities Reduction (iCARE)
Initiative for Congenital Abnormalities Reduction (iCARE) is a project that seeks to create awareness and reduce the occurrence of birth defects and developmental disorders. The project also seeks to cultivate informed empathy for people living with such conditions by educating the masses about it, thereby advocating against their discrimination and stigmatization. iCARE carries a vision that aligns with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals:
• To end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age (Goal 3, Target 3.2)
• To promote inclusion irrespective of disabilities (Goal 10, Target 10.2)
From August to December 2020, I hope to have:
1) Provided materials on what exactly Autism is. The goal of this is to bust the myths about the disorder. The material will be shared on SlideShare and LinkedIn with a target of over 300 people.
2) Organised social media campaigns to create awareness about sickle cell in September, the Sickle Cell Awareness month. Our campaign is targeted to reach over 200 people per post.
3) Created informed empathy for people with such conditions and also touch on ways to prevent Congenital and Developmental disorders. This will be done via the project's Facebook, Instagram and Twitter handles. We will reach over 200 people per post.
About the Millennium Fellow
Toluwase Ogundipe is a Medical student at Obafemi Awolowo University. He believes that in every human, there are seeds of greatness that should be harnessed.
He is the founder of Initiative for Congenital Abnormalities Reduction (iCARE); a non-profit organization that seeks to create awareness and reduce the occurrence of birth defects and developmental disorders. The organization also cultivates informed empathy for people living with such conditions by educating the masses.
He has interest in Diplomacy, Content Creation, Multimedia and Digital Marketing. He believes that he has things to deliver to his generation which generations yet to come will benefit from.