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


" Millennium Campus Network provides a niche for great minds to meet and brainstorm ideas, provide solutions to issus surrounding the society. I am happy to be a part of this great network and will do my part as we work towards achieving sustainable development goals "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Team Mental Milestone

Mental health issues has been a major concern in Nigeria and world-wide, particularly amongst teenagers and young adults. Across 37 studies published between 2008 to 2020 and spanning 97,616 adolescents, the researchers found the following prevalence: depression (26.9%); anxiety disorders (29.8%); emotional and behavioural problems (40.8%); PTSD in one study (21.5%) and suicidal thoughts (20.8%).

Experiencing a traumatic event, especially in childhood can trigger a mental health condition, like depression. It could also lead to poor coping mechanisms and may result in early experimentation with substances and lead to an addiction over time. Drug abuse,a mental health problem, has been attributed to many criminal offences such as theft, burglary, and even murder .

This project which seeks to promote the SDG 3: Good health and well-being, aims at creating an awareness among about 200 high school students in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, on substance abuse, mental health disorders and the correlation between both; the need to care about their mental health.

This awareness will provide a way out for victims of addiction, depression and will equip the students with the right mindset to life, as they will be educated on how to achieve milestones in their mental health which affects their entire well being. We will also work with the health prefects to achieve our goals.

Placards containing mental health information, help-lines and contact numbers of trusted counsellors from rehabilitation centers or psychiatric clinics will be set up at strategic points in the school.

They will also be educated on the importance of seeking for counseling, as well as building strong bonds and relationships with trusted adults and friends in school, which will provide them with a sense of connectedness and help them to open up when faced with mental health issues.

Conclusively, one on one counseling, distribution of questionaires before and after the awareness and collaboration with the school's counselor and health prefect
will be effected, to measure the impact of the project.

About the Millennium Fellow

Abosi Uche is a man who loves to add value to everyone around him. He is a pharmacist-in-training from Nigeria. He is currently studying in the university of Uyo, Nigeria. Uche is passionate about empowering youths, particularly in developing regions like Africa, through quality education; as well as advocating for quality healthcare services to be made available to all, irrespective of class.
Uche has participated in organizing, as well as carrying out several health outreaches in various places such as Uyo, Mosogar, Sagamu, to mention a few. He wants to work with great minds, to advance quality education and healthcare delivery, in all the regions of the world.

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