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 GOODNESS OLUOMA IHEJIOFOR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Jos | Jos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 1
" I am excited and also privileged to be a part of an amazing network which is the Millennium Fellowship because I get to learn from and also work with like minded individuals who want to change and influence their world in positive ways. The Millennium Fellowship also creates an avenue for me to meet with different groups of people. I believe that a world of zero hunger is possible because hunger is actually the worst weapon of mass destruction and claims millions of victims each year. For this reason, I work tirelessly to ensure that we defeat this enemy called hunger one step at a time if we work together. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Youth and love foundation(Kay)
Youth and love foundation (Kay), is a project that has been running in northern Nigeria for the past 5 years in plateau state. Our target audience are children, less privileged, orphans and vulnerable children in and around Nigeria. Just like our name "youth and love foundation", what we do is to show love to the society mostly children and widows in northern Nigeria by providing one of the most important basic amenities of life "FOOD". In line with the United nations SDG 2 which is zero hunger.
Our mission in youth and love foundation is ensuring that children on the streets, in IDP camps, in orphanages and even fatherless/motherless kids get enough food to eat and empower them in ways that they would be able to fend for themselves, in ways such as small retail businesses, production and manufacturing, farming, buying and selling and even hand crafts. With more income coming in, we hope to feed over a thousand children on the plateau and also engage them in skills and crafts that can be profitable to them.
About the Millennium Fellow
Goodness Ihejiofor is from the Eastern part of Nigeria but was born and bred in the northern part of the country where she is currently living and schooling. She is currently studying in the University of Jos plateau state to become a veterinarian. She grew up with her mother and father as well as seven older siblings in a small neighbourhood in the northern part of the country. While growing up she and her family struggled each day to make ends meet and also put food on the table. Goodness had to engage in different types of hand skills and jobs in other to feed and also further her education which brought about the passion to create social impact. She is the president of an NGO which helps and also encourages others that a world zero hunger is possible.