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 PRECIOUS FIDELIS EKPOTU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University of Uyo | Uyo, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because this will serve as a platform to build my leadership skills and also provide the resources and tools I need to elevate my social impact. I also look forward to networking with other great change makers to create a sustainable impact in the lives of women and girls in my community. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Female Pro
The name of our project is “FEMALE PRO", an initiative made up of sexual health advocates working as a team to empower under privileged women and girls with comprehensive sexual education. Lack of adequate sexual health education especially in poor communities was a major problem which the FEMALE PRO team identified in our local community. Therefore, our initiative aims at increasing awareness on the dangers of teenage pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) , toilet infections, Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM), family planning and female Genital Mutilation. We also exposed women and girls in a practical session to the WHO recommended hand washing steps to diminish the spread of infections. The goal is to positively impact over 200 women and girls in our local community and raise sexual reproductive health advocates that will become a chain of influence. This initiative does not just empower women and girls with knowledge but seeks to provide quality re-usable pads alongside useful knowledge on the proper use of these reusable pads which can last up to 2 years.
About the Millennium Fellow
Precious Fidelis Ekpotu is a determined young lady that is enthusiastic about creating positive impacts in her society. She is a Pharmacy student from the University of Uyo, Uyo ,Nigeria. As a student leader, she is purpose-driven, goal-oriented and open to progressive growth and self discovery. She is passionate about promoting good health and well-being especially for women and girls. She loves volunteering to combat health issues and to develop health innovations to improve access to healthcare. She is also a social and political influencer with interests in patient counselling, public health and research.