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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT SOPHIA ERUOGHENE OKUNA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University of Benin | Benin City, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2
" Leadership and youth capacity development is the fuel that drives almost everything I do, being a Millennium Fellow gives me an opportunity to globally network with leaders all over the world, share ideas and use their ideas in addition to mine to cause great social impact, the boldness one would use as a global fellow of a reputable organization when advocating for change goes a long way to effecting public change than standing alone or in a local organization in most rural and some urban areas and those are my key zones of interest in change.
It's been a personal area of interest and has helped me develop into things I never really thought I could've done even as an undergraduate, getting others to reach limits they dont even know they have positively is the most rewarding goal, seeing how a community or an association has gotten better from my leadership is fulfilling and I want others who have or can acquire such life skill to be able to maximize it optimally in the right direction as we know these days it's not so hard to deviate to negative norms as a leader with negative mindset leaves behind the effect of a nuclear explosion in the lives of his/her/their people. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Hypertension Amongst Youths; The Modern Age Rival Pandemic
The effect of modern age financial and lifestyle requirements on blood pressure amongst youth of today. Hypertension being a prior health concern to youths in this era than the elderly.
About the Millennium Fellow
Okuna Sophia is a versatile, politically active young woman who is a student of medicine and surgery in the University of Benin in Edo State, Nigeria. She lives primarily in Lagos, Nigeria and is a student Politician and youth development director. She has impacted thousands of youth Nationwide and Globally through capacity building and development platforms in the many associations she belongs to some of which are Sustainable Development Goals, Junior Chambers International and Young African Leaders Initiative to name a few. Okuna Sophia is a firm believer and practitioner of worldwide change being positively possible by effective leadership and capacity development amongst all.
Her popular quote is; "A solid team with learned and ever learning leader is the bedrock to every organizational megalopolis, it definitely is the futuristic and practical approach for positive global change".