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 DEBORAH OLUWASEUN OJO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
CMUL | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 1
" The Millennium Fellowship Program which is affiliated with the United Nations Academic Impact is a great platform that has effectively served as a hub for students who have made various global impacts in their diverse societies through individual and group initiatives. Service to humanity is a big part of my philosophy and I am excited that this is a platform that could propel this desire of mine whilst collaborating with like minds on my campus and all around the world. My decision was cemented by the zeal to be educated on the most practical steps in making an impact in my society; I also need to be able to hone my leadership skills whilst having mentorship from industry and world leaders; I also want to have access to a worldwide social network of student leaders and alumni already creating niches for themselves in their professional and social careers. I would love to put my energy in coming up with both innovative and creative ways to promote social change in line with the Sustainable Development Goals by recreating my involvement in helping to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in my local community on a global scale. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Lagos Food Bank project
Lagos food bank is the first indeginous food bank in Nigeria which is a nutrition-focused initiative committed to fighting hunger and solving the problem of malnutrition with a primary focus in pregnant women and their infants as they are essentially key stakeholders to the future of any society and who are not able to get the required nutrients during pregnancy and breastfeeding of their babies. This is done via targeted programs like scheduled monthly outreaches that tend to the basic health conditions of pregnant and nursing mothers with their babies, organized walkathons to raise awareness about the terrible situation of hunger and malnutrition ravaging our society today, also through our daily activities as a food bank, wherein we cater to the needs of the women, children and elderly who have the opportunity to be able to reach out to us for help. We will raise funds and resources via donations from new and existing partnerships who make generous donations to help feed a particular number or group of individuals as well as those partners and donors who will make food and money donations. We will serve as a food bank that caters to the need of about one thousand children and their mothers, and the elderly who are able to reach out for help with feeding and nutrition. We will also schedule outreaches monthly given the time frame to hold at various locations across the thirty seven local governments areas in Lagos State, Nigeria sharing and distributing food items to individuals during each event in order to bridge the food gap suffered by those who live alone and face mobility issues that prevent them from accessing the nutritious meals they so desperately need. Through our other scheduled activities like the Walkathon, we will help raise awareness and educate the public about the problems of hunger and malnutrition that exists in our communities
About the Millennium Fellow
Deborah Ojo is a hard-working and dedicated Medical student who is passionate about lending a helping hand to the needy and being an agent of change in the society. She takes school work and extracurriculars seriously that will help in self development and equip her better for a greater tomorrow. She is interested in public health, hunger and good nutrition, Sexual and Reproductive Health, mental health, good education. She is driven by standing out in a crowd for positive growth and development as she is ever willing to learn new things fostered by her passion to serve humanity at large.