ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT FRANK AKACHUKWU NWAJIOBI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Nnamdi Azikiwe University | Awka, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 1
" Thoughts of my immediate society better than it is currently is the behind drive my work. Being a part of the Millennium Fellowship will help enhance my leadership and creative skills, while also giving me the opportunity to meet with like minded youths across various campuses in the world, creating a network of friendship. This skills I'll get from the fellowship, will make my social impact on my immediate community much more tangible and aligned with the UN SDG's. I'm very much excited to be a part of this program. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: #EducateOurGirls
This project, intends to first identify the key issues which lead to the high number of out of school girls in Ayamelum LGA of Anambra State Nigeria, identify possible ways of tackling these issues, work towards tackling these issues in partnership with NGOs and other relevant organizations, help achieve UN SDGs and therefore help make a better world.
The project would target Rural Communities in Ayamelum LGA Anambra State, Nigeria where high incidences of out of school girls and early marriages have been noticed. The very first part of the project, would be education; educating the general society/communities in the need for girl child education, educating the parents/guardians on the reasons why girl child education is necessary, and why early child marriages should be abhorred, provide incentives to these girls to help make schooling easier eg. Payment/subsidizing of school fees, provision of educational materials, provision of reusable sanitary pads and empowerment/skill acquisition trainings.
About the Millennium Fellow
Nwajiobi Frank Akachukwu is an enterprising and goal oriented Pharmacy student at Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka. Frank has always been passionate about social causes, girl child education and Community development. Throughout his years in high school and currently in the University, he has successfully spearheaded/been involved in several Community development projects, social justice movements, online public advocacy campaigns and is a volunteer at his local Rotaract club; The Rotaract Club of Nnamdi Azikwe University School of Pharmacy Agulu, where he also currently doubles as it's President. Frank aspires to be a public health official in the nearest future, where he can cultivate these advocacies further and help make the necessary changes and legislation in the development of the United Nations Sustainable Goals.