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 TEMITAYO ADEOLA ANTHONY-AWI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

CMUL | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3

" There remains a number of youths with undiagnosed and untreated mental health issues. It may be a slow process but by helping people know what symptoms could point to a psychological problem, and understand that people with mental disorders are not "mad" or weak or retarded but simply people who need to be treated by a different specialty in medicine, we will one day push mental health to the front of the conversation and create an enabling environment for youths to seek help. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Safe Haven Initiative

The Safe Haven Initiative is a project designed to create awareness about mental health, prevent and promote mental health and reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health.

The goal is to reach out to at least 500 young people to educate them on mental health and the common mental illnesses, promote positive mental health, help to prevent mental ill-health, shatter stereotypes and myths about mental illness, reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness and create an environment that encourages people to speak up and seek support, share their personal experiences with mental illness and reminds people that they are not alone in their struggles.

The project objectives are:
1. Educating the public on various mental illnesses, facts on mental health, myths about mental illness and how to deal with mental ill health.
2. Providing support to people with mental health issues.
3. Providing proper referral to people suffering from mental illness.
4. Writing and sharing articles on topics related to mental health.

We expect to connect with our audience through various social media platforms. This will be achieved through the structured and consistent posting of feeds that spans the goals of our project. There will also be monthly online webinars and a physical outreach.

About the Millennium Fellow

Anthony-Awi Temitayo Adeola is a 500 Level student of Medicine and Surgery at the College of Medicine. She is a hardworking and driven Medical student, who is passionate about ending the stigma surrounding mental health issues among young people in particular. She currently volunteers with Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative (MANI). Temitayo has volunteered at various outreaches and blood drives organized by several organizations. She dreams of becoming a world renowned trauma surgeon and a volunteer with 'Doctors Without Borders'. She is a highly approachable individual with good communication and organizational skills, and she loves performing arts.

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