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 NKIRUKA CARAFAITH OMEH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Nigeria | Nsukka, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 6

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" It's all about the creativity, love and empathy for my people and community. Constantly on overdose to put out artvocacy project that shall reach the heart of children and young teenagers.
Being part of Millennium Fellowship shall improve my skills, fuel my passion more, as this will increase collaboration with my children and also with more like minds.
Definitely, these skills shall make my social impact in schools greater through art. I am g raciously excited with the next level of commitment, learning and expectations as I move on this advocacy journey. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Community Initiative & Arts

Akwukwo-Omo is an Igbo word that literarily means good book. This project which is continuous because of its efficacy in our community implies a 'quality book'. This project includes art presentations such as rhymes, poems, acting, singing, drawing, painting and upcycling of waste for better use. These presentations were done regardless of gender and is more focused on the passion of the beneficiaries. This project brings the opportunity to teach the children in the language they can relate to and also provide some books for them.
The community Initiative and Arts directly deals with children from primary school to the age of 15, the use of art conveys every message and information through art such as rhymes, poems, acting, singing, drawing, painting and upcycling of waste for better use.

About the Millennium Fellow

Omeh Nkiruka is a young and passionate art enthusiast at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Nigeria. Born in Lagos, Nigeria but currently in Nsukka due to her education where her passion for children and the young teenagers was more fueled.
Nkiruka felt right by the need for gender equality in her society inclusiveness in education and climate change awareness in the community and this change to be achieved through art.
This passion have trailed on since high school as acting became actvocacy with projects against drugs and awareness on breast cancer. She has successfully organized project and movement in primary schools, using waste to tell stories and other art forms such as writing, poetry, music and drama to teach the children. Nkiruka plans to continue and expand her reach in the future.
Without a doubt, her aspirations remains to activate her passion in professional fields where she can immensely contribute to the success of the SDG goals. To omeh Nkiruka, Community impact is life.