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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 Port Harcourt | Port Harcourt, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 2


" I believe the most valuable thing in this world is opportunity because sometimes all it takes for someone to be successful is a chance to do so. Being a tool which will bring about an holistic change to the world at large, is one dream which I consider to be of utmost importance.
My goals are the major factors fueling my desire to be a Millennium Fellow. I have realistic goals and aspirations, and I wish to make a contribution to the betterment of society as a whole. It has been a lifelong dream of mine, to leave a legacy that continues to influence and shape the landscape that follows me. Fundamentally, it is not so much about me as it is about others. I frequently ask myself what can I contribute to improve the world. How can I, in my own way, make things better for others.

Nelson Mandela once said; " “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” I totally agree with the statement. As such i have begun what you may consider my quest to leave an imprint in the world by taking advantage of the educational
Opportunities in my country which has brought me to the point where i am currently pursuing a degree in medicine and surgery. My mid term goal is to be a licensed physician and a member of the West African College of Physicians (WACP). Since the world is constantly been faced with a myriad of health challenges and people are constantly under threats of infections resulting in high mortality rate, pain and suffering including poverty , it is part of my long term goals to be a frontliner in the army of the compassionate that will tackle the health issues that humanity faces. Even though i agree with those who say that health issues cannot be completely eliminated, i am certain that every extra effort will count in a lot of ways. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Education for All (ReadLead initiative)

Education For All(ReadLead initiative ), is basically, an initiative that focuses on literacy development which has to do with readership and leadership development in the society starting from the grass root and in the basics.

This project falls under the SDG4 and also has to do with all segment of the goals, as Literacy addresses the fundamentals of knowledge society and problem solving in all ramifications.

The project entails educating the community at large on the importance of having sustainable reading culture and also living a knowledge conscious life, as every Community relies on it for growth and productivity, as well as development.

About the Millennium Fellow

Abigail Obehi Itorho, the second born of a family of 3, is a 21-year-old lady, who is of African descent. She is a native of Amukpe, which is located in Sapele Local Government Area, Delta state, of Nigeria, West Africa. She is an undergraduate studying to obtain a degree in Bachelor of Medicine: Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Miss Itorho, who was born and brought up in the western part of Nigeria, Lagos state to be precise, is an altruistic, focused and resilient individual. She is dedicated to leaving a legacy that continues to influence and shape the landscape that follows her, and as such has devoted her time to volunteering in different positions.

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