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 AYOOLUWA TITILOPE DOLAPO-ODULANA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Lagos, College of Medicine | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3

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" The passion to contribute and advocate for social change and development has fueled my involvement in the Millennium Fellowship. This opportunity to meet and work with like-minded individuals in my community and across the globe towards achieving SDG-aligned goals thrills me beyond anything. I look forward to learning and drawing inspiration from the Fellows to maximise our potential and elevate the impact we as a collective can make on our society. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Beating Heart Initiative

Project Beating Heart is an initiative based on SDG 3 passionate about increasing awareness on Voluntary blood donation among adults. It is the brainchild of 3 Millennium fellows- Emezue Chiazom, Ayooluwa Dolapo-Odulana, Osakwe Chicherem. Being medical students in a low-middle income country like Nigeria, we are constantly faced with the problem of blood shortages. This has led to an increase in the number of transfusion related deaths; as blood is important in the management of many medical emergencies. An increase in voluntary blood donations solves this problem. Project Beating Heart Initiative aims to bridge this gap by educating the general populace on the value of voluntary donations, correcting misconceptions and raising awareness on the importance of voluntary donations. This is done by posting educative infographics thrice weekly on our Instagram page @projectbhi_ https://www.instagram.com/p/CUfE1QjtZOe/?utm_medium=copy_link. Informative Broadcast messages as well as posters were also shared via the WhatsApp platform. Our social media campaign which ran for 36 days eventually culminated into a webinar featuring a known blood donation advocate Jude Ossai, where the importance of blood donation was stressed. The webinar held on the 6th of November and ran for 90 minutes on the Zoom platform. A questionnaire was sent before and after the webinar to assess both levels of knowledge and attitude towards voluntary blood donation.

About the Millennium Fellow

AyoOluwa Dolapo-Odulana is a young medical student of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria. She was born and bred in Lagos, Nigeria and dreams of travelling the world while making social impact in any environment she finds herself in.
AyoOluwa is an avid reader and writer who is keen on leaving the world a better place than she met it. Armed with her pen, passion and positivity, she is particularly committed to advocating for sustainable living, gender equality and social justice.
AyoOluwa spends her time learning the art of Medicine and educating herself on and participating in activities and movements she believes she can best lend her talents towards effecting social change in her local environment and even globally. She is invested in achieving her goal of becoming a well-rounded medical professional who plays her part in the actualization of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.