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 ZAINAB FADEKEMI OLUWANBE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Lagos College of Medicine | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3
" I am so excited to be part of the Millennium Fellowship because it is a great opportunity for me to develop my professional skills and get exposed to invaluable professional networks. It will enable me challenge myself and other people to take concerted efforts towards achieving the SDGs. It will also provide me the opportunity to connect with likeminds who are interested in taking crucial action towards achieving the SDGs. Mental health needs to be taken more seriously so I am working to be a change agent, promote positive mental health, help combat the rise in mental illnesses, reduce the stigma and fight for change in the behavioral system. "
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.
Our goal is to reach out to 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 remind people that they are not alone in their struggles.
Our 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 believe that together, we can emphasize the need for people to take concerted efforts towards taking care of their mental health, show that mental illness does not have a "look" and it is okay to not be "okay".
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Blog site: www.medium.com/@thesafehaveninitiative
About the Millennium Fellow
Zainab Oluwanbe is a 500 level Nursing science student of the University of Lagos. She loves watching movies, listening to music, visiting new places and volunteering. She is really passionate about the SDGs especially goal 3 and goal 4 and she hopes to become a mental health advocate in the future.