top of page


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 Lagos | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 9


" "Change begins with you!" One phrase I hold dearly in my heart. To achieve the version of the world we all dream about, everybody has to play their role.
I eagerly look forward to seeing a society where the effect of the Sustainable Development Goals are very prominent and their impact felt in every part of the world, remote areas inclusive.

I want to contribute to creating a more enabling environment for women and the realization of as many SDGs as possible. I believe being a Millennium Fellow would help me in achieving this , as it would avail me of a community of people with similar goals all working together to create a world where we live in peace and shared prosperity towards our goal through partnerships. I will not only leverage this community to build my social capital but I will learn about how others in different communities are tackling similar problems and also share my own experiences. Individually, I can begin a change, together, we can change the world! "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Get Her Empowered

There has been considerable progress over the last century on how the global populace views the rights of a woman and though it can be forecasted that gender equality can only be taken more seriously in the nearest future, there is still a substantial amount of work to be done. Take for instance, in my local community adolescent girls, young and even older women face challenges and barriers in their quest to be seen and heard; it is disheartening to note the struggles the average woman faces to be independent and attain financial stability. This emphatically hampers the girl child’s ability to be of a source of value as she shapes her world positively.

A world where females can have aspirations, and work towards achieving them without our identity (the things that make us female), without having to push such dreams aside and “leave things to fate” is the world I plan to birth. A world where we can be independent and not have to rely or depend on a male to do everything for us but instead be assets to ourselves and the people around us is the driving force that led to the birth of my project "Get Her Empowered".

I am a part of the Sustainable Developments Advocates, the first registered and largest club in the University of Lagos that solely advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals which provides a great platform for kick-starting projects that are in line with the SDGs. My membership has improved my knowledge and passion for the SDGs and helped me build relationships that I would leverage to make my project a reality.

The goal is to empower at least 30 women with skills in tech and give them guidance on how to enter the industry and build a good career in it. I would be having classes twice a week on 6 tech-related paths which are: Data Science and Analysis, Front End Development, Back End Development, Networking, User Experience Design, and Product Management and Design. These women would not only be taught these skills but would be given regular assignments and projects to gauge their progress and development.

About the Millennium Fellow

Oreoluwa Rasheed is a vibrant young lady, passionate about being a force of positive change. This passion has led her to consciously make efforts to make a positive impact in her community and the world at large.
She believes that everyone should strive to be a better version of themselves and that opportunities should be readily available for everyone without bias.
She has always enjoyed volunteering for initiatives that support and promote movements for creating a better world.
She strives to bring enlightenment and gather support for the SDGs in her country and continent.

bottom of page