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 SOHFIYYAH OMODOLAPO MURTADHO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Lagos | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 6 & UNAI 9
" I am passionate about the life below water and I believe that aquatic organisms deserve better than a polluted home. Every time dirt is thrown or dumped inappropriately, it most likely ends up in the ocean which endangers aquatic species and polluted the aquatic environment. I believe that being a Millennium Fellow will expose me to a community of like minds which will go a long way in achieving the SDG 14 goal in the nearest future. Everyone is the solution to a healthier and cleaner ocean and the change begins with us as individuals because in the end, we only have one planet to live and it deserves the best of treatment. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Life with impact
The life with impact initiative is one put together to solve water and land pollution in order to achieve a healthy and clean ocean thereby improving life below water. The project aims to provide waste disposal equipment to people in the ilaje community (Lagos state) to reduce the rate of improper waste disposal. It also aims to educate the residents of the community on the effects and solution of water and land pollution while teaching them how to reuse and monetize recycling of plastics in a bid to encourage them to practice proper waste disposal and also to empower them. The project hopes to reduce the waste that comes from Ilaje community by 70% and then expand to other rural communities with poor waste disposal system over time.
About the Millennium Fellow
Sohfiyyah murtadho is a mental health enthusiast and a marine biologist in view with a deep passion for life below water and climate change. She is currently leveraging on the power of volunteering and public speaking to educate, make impact, and effect change in the space of mental health, climate change action, and healthy marine life.
Sohfiyyah enjoys volunteering and working towards a better, cleaner, and healthier environment and as therefore overseen and participated in projects that have their goals aligned with hers. So far this helped improve her leadership and team playing skills.