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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. Over 31,000 young leaders on 2,400+ campuses across 140+ nations applied to join the Class of 2022.  200+ campuses worldwide (just 8%) were selected to host the 3,000+ Millennium Fellows.



University of Ibadan | Ibadan, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 5, SDG 4 & UNAI 6


" Social change stems from the ability to recognize patterns of dangerous sameness in the society. The imperative to correct lies in deconstructing these stereotypical views and reforming them for sound views and open minds that will ensure an equal society. The Millennium Fellowship offers me the opportunity to deliberate with he best minds of the world, mix and share ideas on how better to perfect the art of social change and go in furtherance of the UN SDG goal of gender equality. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Boys Without Borders

Boys Without Borders (BWB) is a non-governmental organisation that is set out to ensure that the gap of gender issues is bridged and a deep understanding of the plight of Boys is preached whilst still ensuring that the main goal is to ensure that raising functional men, who will contribute positively to the society is ultimately achieved. The project is centered around boys and teenagers, sensitising them on gender issues, and giving them an avenue to speak comfortably about what bothers them, and also topical issues on the boy-child is regularly discussed. We stand as advocates for them, and also orientate them on ways which they could become functional men in the society. Contents are also put out for the society to understand deeply what being a masculine is all about. This is all so that the gender equality goal of the UN is achieved, as there has been a gap created as a result of the major focus on women.

Male sexual Abuse is one universal problem that has gone under radar in many years. It is a common phenomenon that keeps recurring but many people are in the dark regarding it. Before the fellowship ends, we would have successfully run a project called BTAI - Boys Talk About It, where we solicit for stories of sexual Abuse from males all across the world and provide for mental health professionals to people who submit their stories and wish to take care of their health. Equally, we would hold virtual social media talks on the issues regarding the boychild on a project called - Trybe Cafe. Other than this, we would put out social media contents on topical issues regarding the boy-child. Before the end of the program, we would have reached, at least 500 people.

About the Millennium Fellow

Olamilekan Aliu Mashika is an energetic and intelligent young Nigerian with a strong desire to see the world around him change for the better. His determination made him join the student journalism organisation on campus, where he now leads his faculty press as the Editor-in-chief. His passion for social change and gender equality made him recognise the problems of the boy-child societal upbringing, and dangerous stereotypical construct. This instructed his works at the nongovernmental organisation; Boys Without Border, where he now serves as the team lead of the Content Development Team. He has published articles for the cause of social change.

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