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 NMESOMA GOODNESS OHAKWE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
CMUL | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3
" i am elated to be part of the Millennium Fellowship because it is a great platform to consolidate my passion - Good Health and well being by providing me with a platform which would help me network with like minded individuals that are passionate about improving their community. i believe that every individual including people living with disability should have access to good healthcare. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Let's Talk About Blindness
Lets talk about blindness is a campaign to create awareness for the avoidable causes of blindness in Nigeria. According to The Nigeria national blindness and visual impairment survey 2005-2007, 84% of blindness were due to avoidable causes with Cataract being the most common cause and others such as glaucoma, corneal scarring, diabetic retinopathy, complications from measles and HIV/AIDS, Childhood Blindness caused mainly by Vitamin A and also Creating a platform to enlighten people living with visual Impairment (Blindness) so that they can overcome social barriers and limitations set by the society, families and themselves to enable their inclusion as active and appreciated members of their community. This will be done by bringing Successful Blind Persons to tell them their experiences and their paths to success, how they overcame various stages of Blindness and how they are able to cope with their day to day life activities even with their visual impairment.
About the Millennium Fellow
Nmesoma Ohakwe is a Final Year Student studying Pharmacy at the University of Lagos in Nigeria. She is Passionate about The Sustainable Development Goal 3- Good Health and Wellbeing and has volunteered for various Medical Outreaches in her school and community. She is a Public health advocate and works to improve population health especially persons living with disabilities.