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 GLORY OYINDAMOLA OYESOLA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology | Ogbomosho, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 1

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" Sensitivity, positivity and creativity with empathy for the humankind drive my work. I'm so glad to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship. I'm optimistic that it would help harness my positive features and skills. The skills I gain would help make my visions worthwhile in the global world. Working with people of like minds would encourage and challenge me to do more too. My leadership and participatory roles would develop as well. I'm excited for this great opportunity. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Sex Education for Adolescents

Adolescents in many cultures in Nigeria do not have access to information on sexual matters due to the cultural belief and the taboo attached to it. To promote knowledge of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), the Sex Education to Adolescents (SEA) project was designed to educate and empower secondary school students with age-appropriate information. This project will support young people and give them empowerment by improving their analytical, communication and other life skills for health and well-being about sexuality, human rights, values, healthy and respectful relationships, cultural and social norms, gender equality, non-discrimination, sexual behaviour, violence and gender-based violence, consent, sexual abuse and harmful practices. The use of innovative methods to put the message across, such as comics, infographics have been found effective and will be used. Five (5) schools will be involved, with a hundred (100) participants in each secondary school.

According to UNICEF 2017, 44% of young girls are married before their 18th birthday and 18% are married before the age of 15. Furthermore, Nigeria has the largest number of child brides in the world. Also, Nigeria has the highest absolute number of cases of Female Genital Mutilation in the world with 65% prevalence in the southwestern part of the country. Hence, the project aims at reducing the rate of occurrence of early child marriage, teenage pregnancy and female genital mutilation in southwestern Nigeria by creating awareness, educating members of the community, empowering females in the community and involving the male folks in the campaign. It aims at reaching out to adolescents, both males and females, their parents and significant others, and educating them on the effects of early child marriage on the mother, child and society at large, importance of female education and empowerment, consequences of female genital mutilation, reproductive rights and advocating for the girl child. Involving males in the campaign is due to the essential roles they play in decision making and their impacts on the increasing menace.

About the Millennium Fellow

Oyesola Glory is a positive and bright young lady who is a present 400 level Nursing student of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso. She was born in Ibadan, Oyo state and also resides there, she's presently studying in Ogbomoso, Oyo state. She has always been an optimistic girl who believes in her God-given abilities. She loves doing and seeing things in order as well as caring for the humankind because of her empathic nature. Her sense of observing changes in her immediate environment and being quick to making things right is top-notch. Her passion of seeing things and people become a better version of themselves drove her from moving from just her locality to the global level. Throughout her secondary school days, she was always found taking the leadership roles and does not want that to stop even at this stage of her life and in the future. She is able to work perfectly with others because of her adaptibility and tolerance. Glory aspires to use her Nursing profession and career to make impacts and contribute to the development of the United States' Sustainable Goals.