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 GLORIA EKPEREKA EZEOBI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University of Lagos, College of Medicine | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 3
" Getting the chance to do something positive with what you have been through is a gift. Interacting with other fellows in my campus and globally would help to broaden my scope of knowledge and openness to other options as well as team effort. Becoming a Millennium Fellow would be a propellant for other social impact goals I would like to venture into. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Heads up! Women
My project titled "Heads up, women!" under SDG-5 is focused on women who have experience domestic violence or are products of domestic violence. The major target audience of this project are young girls and women living in Nigeria, especially those who reside in low income neighborhood where the inclination to child marriage is high. This project aspires to create a network of women from diverse backgrounds especially in africa who can share their experiences and coping mechanisms. It is intended to address the mental health of women who have experienced domestic violence as well as legal steps to take against it. This project seeks to inherently harness a trust chain amongst women.
About the Millennium Fellow
Ezeobi Gloria Ekpereka is the first child of four children. She was born in Mushin, Lagos, resides in Lagos and currently studies in the University of Lagos under the Faculty of Pharmacy. She is emphatic, diligent, daring and free-spirited. She is passionate about influencing lives positively as she is one of three co-founders of Rainbow foundation which is aimed at eradicating social vices in teenagers by giving them an all-around education on the prevalent vices in that environment. She has also undergone a Leadership development programme at Afara where she partook in a project "Afara makes a difference" at some rural areas in Ogun state, which involved teaching in secondary schools students, teaching women some skill acquisitions such as catering and craft skills as well as medical outreach for the villagers. Having experienced domestic violence, Ekpereka is also passionate about educating women on the importance of understanding self-worth, skill acquisition, education, financial independence, dispelling the belief that domestic violence or any discrimination is a norm and should be accepted by women while creating an atmosphere where women can share their concerns and struggles. As a healthcare professional in training, Ekpereka thinks of the human being as a whole person therefore with her outstanding leadership qualities aspires to engineer each human especially women towards wholeness while contributing to the development of United Nations sustainable development goals.