ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2022
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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT OMOLASE TAIWO OLUWATOSIN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2022.
Olabisi Onabanjo University | Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3, SDG 4, SDG 5 & UNAI 3
" I believe in collective contribution to make the world a better place and for the achievement of the sustainable development goals, I am so excited to be part of this year Millennium Fellowship as I believe it will enable and empower me to do my part of making my community a better place. I am happy and grateful for this opportunity and the many exciting things to come from being a Millennium Fellow. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Igniting the Girl Child’s Potential
The United Nations holds the International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC) on October 11 annually to promote girls’ rights, advocate for more opportunities for girls, to increase awareness on gender equality and while also highlighting the challenges the girl child faces all over the world. The theme for this year's IDCG “Our time is now– Our right, Our future" focuses on developing and creating a sustainable society, where every girl-child has the freedom and access to basic human rights.
According to UNFPA report in 2022, Nigeria Records 2.5 Million Cases Of Unintended Pregnancies Annually among adolescents especially. Speaking on the recent UNFPA report theme: “Seeing the unseen( the case for action in the crisis of unintended pregnancy,” ) opined that the challenges with population and development were sexual and reproductive health and rights issues. Which, reveals that unintended pregnancy is a health issue stressing that it is a cause and an effect of gender discrimination, of restrictions on the urgency and bodily autonomy of women and girls.
This is a humanitarian issue and this contribute why Girls account for 60% of children out of school in Nigeria. Following this, our project titled “Igniting the Girl Child’s Potential " is aimed at engaging hundreds of girls and enlightening them about" Bodily Autonomy", their individual importance in making a change in the world, their time is now, their rights, their future belongs to them and they have the power to be whoever they want to be.
The project is aimed at enlightening and educating the girls about their rights, which includes right to freedom of decision making, education, political and economic empowerment sexual &reproduction health, none discrimination, zero violence and abuse. The project will also enlightenment about how they can confidently leverage on this rights.
About the Millennium Fellow
Taiwo Oluwatosin, Omolase is a final year pharmacy Student at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye Ogun State, passionate about Research, Public and Community Health. As a young Pharmacist-in-training she has displayed her commitment to public health by volunteering in a community pharmacy to give useful information to patients on drug abuse and drug misuse. Also, due to her passion for global health, she volunteered to be a Antibiotic guardian, a community where useful information are given to people on the misuse of antibiotics to reduce antimicrobial resistance.
On leadership experience, Taiwo once serve as the Assistant General Secretary of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian Students (PANS) Olabisi Onabanjo University Ogun State, and a former Student Representative Council of Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian Students, OOU chapter, she served as the Final year coordinator for her set.
For personal development, she was part of Pharma Incubation Mentorship Program cohort 2, a program that focuses on building capacity for pharmacy student, she recently participated in IPSF-AFRO AfrOlympics where herself and her team made it to top 5, she has also taken several online courses which include, Research writing in sciences, Questioning as we learn- introduction to critical thinking, Medical abortion for pharmacist. A first class graduate from the faculty of pharmacy.
Her hobby includes, reading, writing and teaching.
Taiwo is motivated to contribute strongly to activities that seek to approach health at grassroots level. Taiwo is also interested in tackling drug abuse and intimate partner violence on global level.