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 OLUWAFOLAKEMI ELIZABETH YUSUF, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

University of Ilorin | Ilorin, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 3

" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because of the opportunity given to extend my commitment to making impact and solving societal issues as well as advancing the sustainable development goals. It is also an opportunity for me to connect and network with like minds that are committed to changing the world. I have always been an advocate for gender equality and living in a country where gender inequality is on the high, I have made it a priority to ensure I use everything, every platform within my reach to advocate for this cause so women will take up more spaces! "

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

Yusuf Oluwafolakemi Elizabeth is an active volunteer, activist and humanitarian. Born in the 2000s, she started her journey and commitment to making impact right from her university days by joining non-governmental organisations focused on solving societal issues including the eradication of violence among women and children, empowerment of women, youth development and empowerment. Oluwafolakemi has also extended her leadership abilities by serving as an executive in some of these NGOs which in the course of these, she has co-organised various programs, organised rallies, campaigns, online seminars in collaboration with her team members to address societal issues affecting women especially, and empowering women and youths. She is also an advocate for SDGs 5 and 10-Gender Equality and Reducing inequalities. She is passionate about impacting lives is of the belief that an equal world is the ideal world.

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