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 ONOTEOGHENA VALERIE IZUAGBE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Lagos | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6

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" Being a Millennium Fellow will enhance my leadership skills and make me a better team player. I am also thrilled to engage with people who share my vision and enlighten those who do not.
I want to be a Millennium Fellow to meet other leaders who can help me bring this idea into a reality. I believe that the need to make girls and women self-aware of these gender based challenges we face in the society is crucial. My future social impact work will be the same idea but on a bigger scale than the university. Its a scary world out there but i'll start from a semi-safe place which is the university. Hopefully everyone involved in this project is able to carry on in the bigger world. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Femmes Unies

FEMME UNIES is French for 'Women United'. This project is aimed at creating a safer and more conducive environment for female students of the university free of sexual, verbal, or physical abuse. It is a platform created where womencan voice out the challengesthey encounter on campus based on their gender.

About the Millennium Fellow

Onoteoghena Valerie Izuagbe is a young, intuitive and inquisitive chemical engineering undergraduate at the University of Lagos, Akoka. She was born and raised in Lagos state but her state of origin is Edo state.
Valerie just started building her confidence and taking bigger steps than she would normally take in confronting issues she may face. She has been an advocate for women's rights and taking action against gender-based violence and sexual harassment to a relatively small audience. Valerie is looking to empower more girls, enlighten more Nigerians and to be heard by a bigger audience. She aspires to be in a professional field where her daily life contributes to the advancement of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.