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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.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ADEDEJI YESHUA AYOKUN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2022.

University of Ibadan College of Medicine | Ibadan, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9

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" I have always had the passion to do things differently in whatever environment I find
myself just to create positive change. This passion has spurred me to do things that
align with creating social impact such as volunteering with organizations, taking up
leadership positions and even taking courses that help me become better at this.
Millennium Fellowship gives me a platform for mentorship, to also meet with people of
similar interests, more experience and more importantly an edge to be able to
effectively serve my surrounding environment and beyond with training and resources
both human and material that will be made available during this Fellowship. I am glad
to be here and deeply grateful for the opportunity. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Better Life

The Project Better Life is an initiative by three 4th year medical students at the University of Ibadan that is targeted at creating a positive change in the trajectory of the breast cancer burden in Nigeria through health education and advocacy. October also known as the Pink Month is dedicated to breast cancer awareness and advocacy every year.
In commemoration of this month and to contribute to the fight against breast cancer, Project Better Life is organizing an awareness walk "The Pink Walk for Life". The aim of the screening walk is to reach at least 200 women with information on breast cancer, teach 200 women how to perform breast self-examination and provide free breast screening exams for 200 women in these communities.

About the Millennium Fellow

Adedeji Yeshua Ayokun is a 4th year medical student at the University of Ibadan who
currently resides in Ibadan, Nigeria.
Yeshua is passionate about leadership and service to her surrounding community and
beyond, for which she was awarded an international medallion at the young age of 15
for exemplary leadership and more recently as the Most Outstanding new member of
JCIN-UCH, a Collegiate chapter of Junior Chamber International.
Her passion for service to humanity has driven her to volunteer with organizations of
similar interests in the fields of healthcare and education, such as Learnura, PaCem￾Afro and CHECK medical missions to mention a few and also serve in various enabling
leadership positions in associations at regional and international levels such as her
student association (UIMSA), NiMSA (Nigeria Medical Students' Association), FAMSA)
Federation of African Medical Students' Association) etc. where she has led and helped
organize projects that help advocate for health through medical education and
collaboratively for the advancement of the SDGs.
She aspires to further pursue a professional career in Medicine which will not only
create the opportunity to practice professionally but also champion policies and
movements that further advocate for the United Nations Sustainable Development
Goals, hence contributing her quota to social impact.

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