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 MOJISOLA OLAJUMOKE OGUNLAKIN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Ilorin | Ilorin, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 3
" I am excited to be part of the Millennium Fellowship as it affords me the opportunity to engage with other young leaders who are passionate about bringing about a change in the world. I believe that there is a whole lot of untapped potential in the African woman which has been limited by societal norms and unequal rights. When African women and girls get equal rights and opportunities, they will become everything they apsire to be, they will effect changes and see to the development and advancement of Africa. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: THE STEP-UP INITIATIVE
Millennium Fellows working on the Step-up initiative are committed to promoting human rights through empowerment programs and this would be achieved by organizing virtual programs which seeks to enlighten the audience on the need to embrace and advance gender equality as well as educating women on how to take up spaces in the corporate world.
The second aspect of the project seeks to empower female students by providing mentorship opportunities for them and educating individuals in communities about the dangers of child marriage. The Fellows are positive that enlightening people about the need for gender equality as well as inclusion of women and girls in achieving this equality is one step to reducing inequalities and bridging the inequality gap. Together, they chose to collaborate and work together to achieve these objectives.
About the Millennium Fellow
Mojisola OGUNLAKIN is a writer and a final year medical student who is enthusiastic about public health. She is passionate about seeing women and girls realize their full potentials which fuels her desire to see that women and girls get equal rights and opportunities to become everything they apsire to be. She believes the world can be made a better place if everyone starts making changes in their own corner of the world.