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 ABASIODIONG ANIEKAN EKARIKA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Uyo | Uyo, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 16 & UNAI 6

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" “Children’s rights are often times violated. Most children are left to themselves. Being a part of the Millennium Fellowship will grant me an opportunity to do more in advocating for the protection of children and the preservation of their rights. I am excited to increase the awareness given to real human rights issues of a child.” "

Millennium Fellowship Project: I Have A Status

I Have A Status is an individual project focused on children's rights, child care and child protection.

I Have A Status addresses the issue of the violation of children's rights and aims at educating the public on its preservation likewise child care and child protection. The project aims to engage with residents and children at Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria through a strategy of advocacy, education and an enlightenment.

I Have A Status seeks to promote an increased recognition of the rights children enjoy. I Have A Status advocates for a better justice system where all concerned agencies work hand in hand in ensuring a child obtains the justice he/she deserves within a reasonable time. I Have A Status envisages the better attitude of adult persons towards the care and protection of a child whether a son, a daughter, part of an extended family, adopted, etcetera.

I Have A Status achieves it's goals through the many enlightenment programs and outreaches it holds organizes.

I Have A Status advances SDG 16–peace and justice strong institutions (particularly SDG 16.2) and UNAI 5–human rights.

About the Millennium Fellow

Abasiodiong Aniekan Ekarika is a distinct Law student at the University of Uyo, Nigeria. She was raised in the Southern part of Nigeria. Abasiodiong is passionate about bettering the society with directed efforts at advocating for children’s rights, child care, and, child protection. She strives at contributing her quota towards the development of the United Nations’ Sustainable Goals through knowledge, skills, advocacy and collaboration with other social change agents. Abasiodiong's passion has fueled her engagements in social care and advocacy. Her aspiration is to specialize in an area of law focused on; child’s right, child care, and, child protection.