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 OLUWAKOREDE JOSHUA ADEDEJI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Ilorin | Ilorin, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 1

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" Bringing to life creative ideas and solutions has been my passion for as long as I can remember. Being a part of the Millennium Fellowship will bring me closer than ever to a community of aligned thinkers in various settings across time zones. I am really excited to learn and gain a lot from this network and equip myself with the necessary training in becoming an effective leader. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Let's talk about sex

People's desire to live a responsible, satisfying, and safe sex life, as well as their right to have children and the freedom to choose if, when, and how many they have, cannot be overstated. Adolescents' sexual and reproductive health needs are often unmet, despite the fact that they make up a significant proportion of the population. We are subject to a series of physiological, psychological, and social shifts in the African population that expose us to risky sexual behavior such as early sex experimentation, unprotected sex, and multiple sexual partners. If we are underprepared, this can lead to higher risks of early marriages, teenage pregnancies, unsafe abortion, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV and AIDS, and other life threatening sexual reproductive health problems. This is what birthed the idea of the awareness project. It involves educating people about all they need to know about sexual reproductive health.

About the Millennium Fellow

Oluwakorede Adedeji is a pharmacy student currently in his fifth year at the University of Ilorin. He is a global health enthusiast, a change-maker, a writer, researcher with an avid interest in innovation. He loves to write and has published articles in various newspapers regarding health issues, but his focus is currently on exploring available technological resources to solve Africa's pressing issues.