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 UCHECHI JOY UDE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Benin | Benin City, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 1

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" The future we seek lies in our hands and it starts now. I believe my efforts can make a difference regardless of how little they are. Big changes start with small steps, I simply must keep walking. I am thrilled to be a Millennium Fellow, such honour to join other change makers in making a difference; being part of the solution while honing my leadership skills, gaining experiences and networking with other fellows. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Deworm a Child

With over 538 million school- age children living in areas where these parasites are intensively transmitted and in need of treatment interventions globally, Deworm a Child project is a treatment and preventive intervention aimed at reaching out to about 30 children of school age in helminth endemic area of Edo state(Aighobahi community) with Antihelminthic medicine (Albendazole) and promoting healthy lifestyles so as to reduce the burden of worms caused by helminth infections.

About the Millennium Fellow

Ude Uchechi Joy is a brilliant and innovative sixth year pharmacy student at the University of Benin, Benin city. Born and raised in Nigeria, she believes in a better future for her country and she's passionate about creating concrete social impact in advancing the Sustainable development goals particularly goals three( Good Health and wellbeing )four(Quality education)and thirteeen (Climate action) in her community both locally and internationally. As a result, she is a member of organizations such as Young African Leaders Initiative ( YALI Edo), Junior Chamber International (JCI Uniben) where she actively contributes her quota towards making these goals a reality.