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 ADAEZE PRECIOUS OKPUE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

University of Lagos | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6

" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it will equip me with opportunities and skills I need to leave a positive impact in the society. I get to connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about changing the world around them for the better. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Girl Power Initiative

The Girl Power Initiative is a project aimed at empowering females and promoting gender equality. This project will focus on addressing and tackling the issue of gender based violence, educating females of their basic human rights and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights so that they are well informed and would know when it's being violated, and also preparing women for leadership roles.

The project objectives are:
1. Informing the public about the dangers of gender-based violence and importance of gender equality through organising a series of awareness programs targeted at reaching 50-100 people.
2. To provide support and proper referral to victims of gender-based violence.
3. To educate 50-100 females on their human and sexual reproductive health and rights
4. To build capacity among women by equipping them with leadership skills.

We will host online webinars and campaigns through the use of posters on various social media platforms promoting gender equality, rights of the girl child and tackling the issue of gender-based violence.

About the Millennium Fellow

Adaeze Okpue is a medical student at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria. She is the current Public Relations Officer of the Action Group on Adolescent Health, an organisation that is committed to the overall well-being of adolescents and young persons. She is also a member of the Association of Medical Students Editorial Board in her institution and serves as the current head of publications.

She is an agent of change who has volunteered in various outreach and health awareness programs in her local community to bring about promotion of health and advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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