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 DEBORAH AREWA POPOOLA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Kaduna State University | Kaduna, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 1

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" I am driven by a mission towards contributing my quota towards improving the health and education of children living in underserved communities, this remains the motivation behind my work with the different organizations I have worked with. The skills i will learn from the Millennium Fellowship will help broaden my knowledge and help me engage in more social projects in school and communities that aligns with UNAI principles and the SDGs. I look forward to learning and networking with other youth leaders across the world who are doing amazing works "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Save The Woman "STW"

The project SAVE THE WOMAN is focused mainly on how to tackle the issue of maternal mortality and childbirth related complications such as vaginal tear and fistulas by either totally eradicating or minimizing the numbers in our target population. No woman deserves to die or get impaired while trying to maintain the natural course of life.

About the Millennium Fellow

Deborah Popoola is a young, intelligent and innovative medical student at Kaduna State University. She is a social entrepreneur, an active volunteer and a policy enthusiast. She is passionate about her advocacies for good health and education for children and young teenagers and has volunteered as a peer health educator on adolescent sexual and reproductive health for several youth-led initiatives in implementing different projects on Education and Healthcare management.

Through her experience in active citizenship and volunteering, she has developed strong project coordination and implementation skills.
Deborah believes that every child should not be limited or defined by societal norms and validation but should be given the opportunity to participate in every parastatal or field they choose.