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 OPEYEMI MERCY AKINSUNMADE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Lagos College of Medicine | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3, SDG 4, SDG 8, & UNAI 4
" I am super excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship. It's an opportunity for me to connect with Fellow achievers and goal oriented individuals, I want to learn and put what is taught into practice and this Fellowship is making it possible. I am very particular about youths on my country because I believe that educated and empowered youths are what make up a developed society, and this is why I'm actively and passively working on making good health, education and especially empowerment available, accessible and free to youths in my country. This is my life goal and I hope to see a ripple effect of this on the world at large. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: TabsAfrique
TabsAfrique aims to advance SDG 8 which is "Decent work and economic growth" and UNAI principle 6 which is "Encouraging global citizenship through education". Our primary focus is on youths and we are working on promoting empowerment and good health through education and provision of skills to youths in schools and communities.
We believe that a nation's development can be seen in their economic growth which can be influenced by massive increase in youths empowerment and through this we can advance SDG 8. Also, a global citizen is one who not only thinks about the changes he can effect in his immediate environment but on the world. This is why we have come together to Take A Bold Step(Tabs) in impacting the lives of youth and we hope to see a ripple effect from here to Africa(afrique) and to the World at large.
About the Millennium Fellow
Akinsunmade Opeyemi lives in the suburban areas of Lagos, a city in Nigeria. After completing secondary, she took up a teaching job, worked as an assistant to a lab scientist before she gained admission into the prestigious University of Lagos, to study Medicine and Surgery.
As a student, she is studios, resourceful and hard-working, and was able to combine academics with work. She as a research assistant thus, developing a major interest in research. She is also passionate about youths and co-founded an NGO focused on them.