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 EKENE NNAGHA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University of Calabar | Calabar, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9
" Creativity, Innovation and Teampower motivates me to work. Being a Millennium Fellow will give me the opportunity to work with fellows and other individuals with similar interests on my campus on projects related to the SDGs and UNAI; and become the changemaker I have always aspired to be from young. It will also help me to learn from others, build new meaningful networks and friendships, develop new skills and cultivate new values required to positively impact on my local community; work as a team l and help others in the little ways I can. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Health and Education Campaign Project
Health and Education Campaign (HEC) is a project I started in September, 2020; under my
main community organization (Health and Education Literacy Network). The community
organization, excluding I, connects my friends, health students and interested health
professionals from diverse field; who converge to educate people within communities on
public health issues, climate change problems and one health approaches (Promoting
healthy interactions between humans, animals and the environment) to prevent and control
some infectious diseases outbreak like covid-19 and neglected tropical diseases, through
observation of all covid-19 protocols/precautionary measures, advocating
for access to clean water, hand washing, proper sanitation and improved hygiene. We
also advocate for women rights and empowerment, end to female genital
mutilation, eradication of sexual exploitation and human trafficking, end to violence against
girls, women and children, educating more girls and women to rise above challenges in
their future career paths and become who they want to be, in order to promote Generation
equality and gender equity. We also campaign for access to free education learning
resources, especially during this covid-19 pandemic where e-learning is becoming a
norm and many children in low and middle income countries cannot afford the expenses
of e-learning, alongside the digital divide barrier.
About the Millennium Fellow
Ekene Nnagha is currently a medical student at the University of Calabar who is passionate about creating positive impact, starting from her local community. She is majorly interested in global health policies, gender equality, health education, research, advocacy, and campaigns; and aspires to improve healthcare delivery services in Africa in future through the integration of Medicine, Research and Technology.