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 STANLEY UCHE UDEGBUNAM, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Nigeria | Nsukka, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9
" I am excited to be part of the Millennium Fellowship because it offers a great platform to work and connect with like minds across the globe.I strongly believe we can make quality education more accessible to developing countries and with the right network, commitment, and resources, we will close the gap and shortfalls in no distance time. "
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
Stanley Udegbunam is a final year student from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He's a front-end programmer and passionate about SDG 4. He has a keen interest in technology, engineering design, and simulations and develops web programs that help tackle educational difficulties.
Stanley has volunteered in various organizations like AIESEC Enugu where he served as the team leader projects for iGV and regional TED events. He was the faculty Coordinator for the Hult Prize Foundation and certified by AIESEC International for being one of the top 10 active members for IC2020 after bringing Nigeria to the major spotlight.
He recently founded AFRILLY, an educational initiative designed for achieving universal access to quality education in different African countries. In his leisure time, he likes researching, playing keyboard, documenting creative photos, and making new friends.