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 EPHRAIM IKPONGIFONO UDOKANG, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University of Uyo | Uyo, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6
" I am really excited to be a Millennium Fellow because this will expose me and modify my leadership skills as well as inspire me to creating impacts in my social environment. It will help me build creative skills and ideas and make me to be accountable to my project which reflects the global principles of United Nations. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Project OUSTED
Adolescence is a period of human growth/development associated with society pressure, peer pressure, and adolescents’ desire for independence and responsibility for themselves. These experiences, most times, lead to the development of unhealthy lifestyle such as addictions, drug/substance abuse, and neglect to health among adolescents which not only affect their health but also their overall productivity.
Team Ousted has not only observed this to be a challenge to a sustainable healthy living but has also observed that the health of teenagers is rarely paid attention to. Therefore, Team Ousted hopes to intercept this period of development by instilling health consciousness among teenagers.
Hence, OUSTED is a community-based project aiming to instill health consciousness among teenagers in Uyo, starting with the teenagers at Patfon High School, Uyo Itam, by educating these teenagers on commonly overlooked health issues common with their population. The project aims to:
• enlighten these teenagers on the importance of being conscious of the implications of their actions on their health,
• address issues of drug abuse among teenagers with emphasis on the negative consequences of this act on their health and overall productivity,
• get the teenagers properly informed about Hepatitis and Drug Abuse.
About the Millennium Fellow
Ephraim Udokang is a graduate of Global health emerging leaders programme with keen interest in research and public health advocacy. His passion for policy making as driven him into taking up leadership roles and occupying various political offices as an undergraduate student. He is a one time Director of Information, Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian students (PANS), University of Uyo chapter. Chief press secretary to the former Vice president, Student Union government. Uniuyo and currently the National Presidents' coordinator in African Regional office of the International Pharmaceutical students federation (IPSF).
He has vast volunteering experiences from both local and international organizations. He is an Ambassador for Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR), Nigeria. Also serving as an editorial writer for Inpharm publications. He is currently the president, National association of Oruk Anam students, University of Uyo chapter and loves creating positive impacts in his immediate society.