ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT CHIDINMA PEACE OKORO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Ibadan | Ibadan, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9

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" Passion, Impact, Desire for positive change and Commitment drives me and what I do. I am excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship because it will afford me the opportunity to explore and understand the concepts of critical and analytical thinking, inclusiveness, volunteerism, advocacy education, social reform and policying using technology, community participation and social entrepreneurship and effective leadership in ensuring sustainable community service and development thus building an indelible legacy in my local community for other youngsters like myself to follow. I hope to also draw from the wealth of knowledge and competencies of other fellows. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The BloodDrive Network

The project/initiative aims to tackle the challenge of insufficient supply of safe blood and blood products for patients in need by mobilizing young people to commit to regular voluntary blood donation. This will be achieved through massive public enlightenment campaigns to correct socio-cultural, religious biases to voluntary blood donation; regular engagements with young people in the tertiary institutions to orientate them on the concept of safe blood donation as a corporate social responsibility, their role to play in championing the cause and actively participating, health benefits for donors and impact on health and society in general; and regular blood drive outreaches. There will be registration of interested individuals in the organisation's database and further referral to hospitals with blood bank services within their convenience, for voluntary blood donation.

About the Millennium Fellow

Okoro Chidinma is a bright, diligent, young, health and social change advocate, and a year 5 medical student of the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. She was born in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State in Nigeria but currently studying in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. She is a passionate volunteer with demonstrated history of working with non-profit organizations like the Federation of African Medical Students (2020-2021) as Health and Environment Officer, CHECK Medical Missions (2018-2020) as Outreach/Project Director, CHRONmate (2020-present) as NCDs Champion advocate, TEDxUCHIbadan (2020-present) as Programmes Director. Okoro Chidinma has over 1 year experience in civic leadership, driven by her passion for health and social reforms through community engagement, advocacies, creative and innovative ideas for problem solving while partnering with others who have relevant skills and services. Currently, she is the Founder of The BloodDrive Network, an initiative to ensure regular, voluntary, blood donation by healthy, young committed blood donors across Nigeria for constant supply of blood and blood products for patients-in-need in Nigeria. Chidinma believes that through this initiative she can contribute meaningfully to the achievement of SDGs 3 & 17