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 IRENE CLEMENTINA OKORO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Benin | Benin City, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3

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" Leadership and Innovation have always been my keywords and a great tool in the pursuit to build my professional career. I believe that the Millennium Fellowship will enhance these skills collaboratively. I am excited to be a Millenuim fellow because I believe my strength can be increased to add meaningful impacts to my community through leadership and networking with like minded leaders and change makers. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Family Planning Awareness Campaign

My project is to reduce the rate of poverty and promote good health and wellbeing. One of the root cause for poverty is lack of family planning programme. Family planning programme is essential to enable women decide on the number of children they can cater for to reduce the rate of malnutrition and inability to provide basic amenities for children.
My program aims to spread awareness on the relevance of family planning programme as a necessary scheme in primary health centres and other platforms for women to be educated. This is not only to reduce poverty but to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted disease through the use of contraceptives.

About the Millennium Fellow

Irene Okoro Is a young, talented and bright student studying medical biochemistry at the University of Benin, Nigeria. She was born In Lagos, Nigeria where she completed her high school education In 2015. In 2020, she became an SDG advocate for the Global Institute for Youth Development. She is passionate about good health and wellbeing, gender equality and eradicating poverty. She is driven to achieve this through quality education for all with no one left behind.