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 AYIBAMIEDOU ESTHER GAGARIGA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University of Port Harcourt | Port Harcourt, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 1
" For me, when it comes to sustainability, I believe everyone needs to take action. Cause the truth is your mind is extremely limited. You can only go as far as your mind lets you and that is because our minds are mostly shaped by the people and environment around us. Being part of MCN for me is like expanding my mental capacity and sharing minds and ideas with people of diverse cultures, religions and ethnicity. It's like like seeing solutions to problems not just from my point of view but from someone very different from me. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Stand To End Period Poverty (STEPP)
S.T.E.P.P is an acronym which stands for Stand To End Period Poverty and it is an initiative that seeks to educate women and girls on proper period hygiene and curb the general illiteracy surrounding period health as well as provide these individuals with the right resources and equipments they might need to undergo healthy and sustainable periods.
About the Millennium Fellow
Ayibamiedou Gagariga is a Pharmacy student at the University of Port Harcourt. She was born in Nigeria and is from a small state called Bayelsa but has spent most of her life in Port Harcourt which according to her is where she better relates to. Ever since Ayibamiedou found out about the Sustainable Development Goals, she has made it a personal objective to be part of a generation passionate enough to act on the goals. She first started volunteering at local organizations in line with the SDGs after which she moved on to more global scales.
She is currently working on founding two NGOs, the first one seeks to provide necessary learning tools for underprivileged children in her country and the second seeks to end period poverty starting from her country and eventually moving beyond borders.