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 MARYCYNTHIA ADAOBI NWOKOLO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

University of Nigeria | Nsukka, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9

" Words cannot entirely express how excited I am to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship,to be a part of the wonderful opportunity it presents to share ideas, work with and learn from so many different but like-minded people in this journey of making an impact in Africa, it is a thing of beauty. Poverty sucks away even the simplest joys of life,leaving behind sad, empty husks, the battle rages on, the tug of war continues, each hand added to our side of the rope is more than needed, here are my hands I do not care if the rope burns, if my muscles scream, I will keep pulling until sweet victory becomes ours. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Health above all

Project Health for all seeks to address health issues beginning first in both University of Nigeria campuses (UNN and UNEC). This initative seeks to enlighten the students and the public on the need to donate blood voluntarily. It also seeks to build blood banks in both campuses and research on how to get solutions to power issues which is a challenge in building blood banks.

In addition, students at the University of Nigeria Nsukka and Enugu campuses are entitled to free medical treatment because of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). However, one needs to go through rigorous processes before one can access this free medical treatment. As a result of this, many students have resulted to self medication which can lead to drug abuse. Project health for all seeks to also address this problem by making the process easier. For decades, the process have been done manually. This had to change because of the ever growing population of students as well as advancement in Technology. Manual registration is no longer feasible. The Millennium Fellows at University of Nigeria want to make this process easier by introducing Technology and innovation in this process by digitalizing the process of enrolling to health insurance.

About the Millennium Fellow

Nwokolo Marycynthia is currently a 400 level student of French and German in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, her respect for languages stems from the fact that language brings us a step closer to connecting with the next person, her interest in translation as a future career is therefore not surprising. Marycynthia is principled and hardworking, encouraging and helping others brings her joy. The Legion of Mary from where she gained some leadership experience as the one time vice president is for her, a source of great inspiration. In her free time, Marycynthia loves to read, write and sew.

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