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 ELIZABETH OLAJUMOKE AKOSILE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Lagos, College of Medicine | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

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" I bring up great and lovely ideas, that I've been told countless of times. I am also very easy to work with as I am accommodating and patient, and this is why I'm very happy and grateful that I have been chosen to be a Millennium Fellow. I hope to meet with great people as I progress on this journey. I also believe that being a Fellow will open unto me great opportunities to effect the change I want to see in my community, nation and world at large. Thank you once again for this opportunity! "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Educate-Me Pivot

The Educate-Me Pivot (T.E.M.P) is an initiative that was driven by the desire to promote quality education of secondary school students living in Mushin, Lagos state, Nigeria. The selected school for our project was Ransome Kuti Senior Secondary Grammar School. Students living in this area experience many challenges in acquiring educational resources and they lack the motivation for learning due to high levels of poverty, illiteracy and underfunding from the government. Our project was aimed at mitigating some of these problems. We coached the students in Senior Secondary School 3, on the necessity of education and possible career paths beyond secondary school. Also, we provided mathematical sets and exercise books for the students.

About the Millennium Fellow

Elizabeth Akosile is a young, brilliant and dedicated medical student studying to become a Medical Doctor at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos. She was born in Nigeria and has since been living in the country. She has witnessed a lot of actions and inactions in her country and has pledged to shine her light in any little way she can. She is empathic and compassionate in her dealings hence her reason for wanting to work on SDG 4 (Quality Education) after looking around her community to see that lack of quality education is indeed one of the problems her country is facing. She is a very hard-working and dedicated lady and with these qualities she possesses, she hopes to effect positive change in her community and nation at large.