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 CHIDERA NICOLE UMELO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Nigeria | Nsukka, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 7

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" The world has so many problems with very few person's who are willing to solve these problems. I have always wanted to be part of the solution and not the problem, to be the reason why the hopes of people are restored, to show people that they are more than their circunstances, their problems and their fears. The Millennium Fellowship program is an opportunity for me to be the solution. To work with others, brainstorm ideas and execute processes that make others happy and restore's their hope- that is my idea of life. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Girl Power

The girl power project is geared towards changing the narrative of the Nigerian girl child. With a focus on SDG goal 5, the project aims to expose young children to the idea that the girl child in any society, no matter the context of religion, is more than the limits placed on her by society. The Girl Power project is an outreach that readily seeks to reorient young children, thus correcting the age-long belief of what a female child should be.

About the Millennium Fellow

Chidera Umelo is a young and creative Nigerian student, currently enrolled in a Bachelor's program at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where she is working towards a degree in Economics. She is a finance enthusiast with a dream to work in the investment industry where she can assist individuals make better investnment decisions.
She is passionate abut poverty eradication, gender equality and climate change. Chidera is big on team work, where she can share her ideas with others, listen to theirs and brainstorm while seeking the best possible solutions to global problems .
In her spare time, Chidera loves reading and writing with the aim of exposing her mind and her audience to global problems and seeking out their solutions.