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 OLUWAFERANMI OPEMIPO ALUFA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Ibadan | Ibadan, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6

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" To effect change in my community, I know I need to be a better leader. What drives me is knowing how many mentally ill individuals are relying on my ability to make this 'change' a reality. For these individuals it is more that just stories on paper, these are experiences they are exposed to daily. The Millennium Fellowship affords me the opportunity to grow and develop into the zestful leader needed to pioneer this essential cause in my community. Beyond my personal growth, this fellowship gives me the opportunity to interact with different personalities and cultures . It also exposes me to the different points of view various individuals posses with regard to matters concerning mental health. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Unashmed Project

The unashmed project started out as a virtual means to garner pledges from people from different walks of life. Our target was 1 million pledges but we are still underway with our project. In order to amass these pledges, we have held a real time talk session on suicide in commemoration of world suicide day. We also held a march in collaboration with our campus student body organisation to create mental health awareness.

About the Millennium Fellow

Oluwaferanmi Alufa is an intelligent, young and driven pre-dental student who is passionate about creating a mentally aware community. Oluwaferanmi was born in Lagos, Nigeria and is currently attending the University of Ibadan located in the largest city in Africa, Ibadan. As result of her being brought up in a prejudiced society, Oluwaferanmi saw a problem that plagued her community and decided to do her best to fix it. The problem: promotion of negative stereotypes pertaining to mental health. The solution Oluwaferanmi is set on making a reality, is to educate as many: young, old, literate and illiterate individuals in her community. Luckily, Oluwaferanmi's proposed solution is concurrent with the SDG 3 which promotes health and well being in the society. She strongly believes, that through this fellowship she will positively impact her community.