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 MORDIYYAH ADEOLA AYINLA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University of Lagos | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9
" I strongly believe in taking a collaborative approach to whatever I do and more so, giving back and volunteering is a significant part of my own personal values. Having read the mission and vision of the MCN, I can clearly see how my goals align with the purposes of the Millennium Fellowship.
There's nothing I love more than working with other engaged individuals towards achieving common goal, and that was what excited me about applying for this fellowship, as it will help me in creating a strategic plan and also in honing both my soft and hard skills to make a difference in my community through my phytomedicine for impact project. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Phytomedicines For Impact
Phytomedicines For Impact is a project aimed at liberating vulnerable communities from mortality due to lack of proper healthy living and care, with the use of readily available medicinal plants.
About the Millennium Fellow
Ayinla Mordiyyah Adeola is an undergraduate, studying Ethnobotany in the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.
As an aspiring medical expert, she's passionate about innovation and impact.
Growing up in the rural parts of Lagos, She has experienced the challenges facing community health and the inability to get proper health due to poverty and lack of funds.
Once, an infant died days after birth due to the inability to provide relatively affordable nutritional supplements and medications to improve his health condition.
It was there and then she made up her mind to work towards providing innovative ideas and ways to combat pressing health challenges facing her community, with the use of relatively available natural sources, I.e Plants.
Mordiyyah's work is aimed at improving people's wellbeing, as good health is good life.