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 PRECIOUS EDIRIVERERE AYOVUNEFE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

University of Benin | Benin City, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3

" I'm excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I'm going to get the opportunity to work with and learn from people in different part of the world with the same interest as myself. I strongly believe that if people have the right knowledge about First aid, it will go a very long way in greatly reducing casualties from accidents and death rate. I'm excited because being a Millennium Fellow will better equip me with what I need to achieve this vision. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Lifesavers Initiative for First-aid education

LifeSaversNg is a project aimed at reducing death during emergency, especially road traffic accidents through education. We equip ordinary citizens with basic first aid education which gives them confidence to save lives and approach emergency. We also advocate for the establishment of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Nigeria. The project was borne out of the desire to ease the pain, take away the tears and bring more happiness to the people around us. We have a team consisting of first aid trainers and paramedic instructors. Our team members are well trained and we keep on improving ourselves. Since we started, we've been able to equip over 300 persons from the University of Benin and the surrounding community with basic first aid skill.

We do this by organising first aid training for people and organisations. We've carried out first aid training for different people including motor park drivers in order to enlighten them on the right things to do whenever they encounter an accident on their journeys. We've also trained nuns of orphanages around Benin city in order for them to be well equipped to handle doemstic accidents in the
orphanage and we plan to do more during the Millennium Fellowship.

We will be organising 3 trainings. The first one will be for commercial transport drivers. Due to their numbers, we will be do their training in 2 batches, each batch will contain about 50 commercial transport drivers. The second one will be for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC). We'll be training about 50 of the officers there. The third training will be for the students of the University of Benin. We will be hosting a training that will reach about 100 students.

About the Millennium Fellow

Precious Ayovunefe is a Doctor of Optometry major at the University of Benin and volunteer for organizations covering emergency healthcare and good ocular health. He is currently a First aid trainer with LifeSavers Initiative for First Aid Education Nigeria (LifeSaversNG) where he has equipped 300+ persons with lifesaving first aid skills to manage medical emergencies before and while transporting the victims to the hospital.

Precious volunteers actively with the Nigerian Optometric Students Association involved in rendering free eye care to underserved communities in Edo state in a bit to reducing incidence of preventable blindness

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