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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 Nigeria Enugu | Enugu, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9


" Proactiveness and sustainability are two main drivers of my passion and work. Being part of the Millennium Fellowship will help me sharpen these abilities in a collaborative way. It would also help me form new partnerships that would help me go further ahead in my work. The Millennium Fellowship, in addition to helping me sharpen already existing abilities, will also help me develop new ones necessary for my work as a leader and a visionary.
Above all, I'm excited about this program because I will get to meet new people with the most wonderful ideas on how to change their little piece of the world and learn from and with them. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Poly'Girls

It has been revealed that polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common reason for the recent rise in the incidence of infertility cases, particularly in women.

This statistic, combined with the fact that every day there are young girls and women whose periods are irregular but who consider it of no consequence, unaware that maybe, just maybe, a future full of infertility struggles awaits them, inspired Millennium Fellows Precious Sylvanus and Confidence Nmesoma Ubani to create Poly'Girls.

Poly’Girls is a project that seeks to address the issue of ignorance about PCOS, especially among young girls and women between the reproductive ages of 15 and 49, within our local community through intense public education.

This project is mostly directed at young girls in secondary schools, although it would eventually cover a wider range of members of the online community. It's to educate them, to pull the wool over their eyes, and make them sit up and become acutely conscious of their reproductive system.

Project Poly'Girls will organize a mix of online and offline activities during the Millennium Fellowship period (August–November 2022), ranging from online advocacy to webinars to physical outreaches in three selected secondary schools.

Throughout the period of this project, events will include webinars where an invited guest will speak, Q&A sessions, education writings on PCOS shared on the Initiative's social media pages, and tutoring sessions in classrooms. The aim is to reach about 300 people combined across the online and offline events.

About the Millennium Fellow

Precious Sylvanus is a young, enthusiastic student of Medical Laboratory Sciences at the University of Nigeria, Enugu whose passion lies in women reproductive health. This passion to bring to light reproductive issues that women in her local community face is what has led her to starting up the project, Poly'Girls–a project on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) she will be working on with her partner, Nmesoma Ubani. She desires through this project, to help prevent issues like infertility in the near future and to help young girls and women to be more conscious of their reproductive system. She believes in proactiveness, collaboration and teamwork and hopes that she will gain much more from this Fellowship program.

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