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 TEMITOPE FESTUS AWODEIN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University of Uyo | Uyo, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3
" I was quite timid in secondary school. I didn't hold any leadership position and I didn't want to because I thought I didn't have a lot to offer. College was a whole different world for me. I met young CEO's, I saw passionate youths using their personal resources to make a difference in their niche; I was challenged. I wanted to do same, I wanted to actually do something positive and beneficial to other people. Millennium Fellowship has honored me with that opportunity. It has provided the stepping stone I need to make myself useful in my niche. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: HealthActive
HealthActive is a team of public health enthusiasts aiming at estimating public awareness on hypertension, following up on patient treatment and promoting healthy lifestyle modification in the teeming Nigerian population. Hypertension also known as the silent killer disease and it is a major risk factor of Cardiovascular Disease. Public awareness creation, health education and follow up on treatment and lifestyle modification of individuals in regards to hypertension had been inadequate and this had led to high mortality rate resulting from uncontrolled hypertension. This project aims to present health education and awareness which will result in profound reduction in cases of hypertension over the period of the Millennium Fellowship (August-December 2021)
About the Millennium Fellow
Hailing from Ogun state but living in Akwa Ibom State, Temitope Awodein has always been a cause of interest to people. It's quite rare to see a Yoruba girl that knows the whole Ibibio culture. It actually draws up a lot of attention but Temitope uses it to her advantage. Through high school, Airfore Comprehensive Secondary School and into college, University of Uyo, Temitope takes advantage of the attention she gets and uses it as a means to advance her goals and business. Everyone wants to make impact in their community but when you see a Yoruba girl that wants to begin an NGO just for diabetic patients, you will almost certainly remember that.