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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. 44,000+ student leaders from 3,300+ campuses across 170+ nations applied to join the Class of 2023. 260+ campuses worldwide (just 9%) in 38 countries were selected to host 4,000+ Millennium Fellows for the Class of 2023.



Ladoke Akintola University of Technology | Ogbomosho, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3


Millennium Fellowship Project: Drug and Substance Abuse Awareness

Our Millennium Fellowship project aims to address the critical issue of drug and substance abuse among secondary school students. We plan to conduct engaging and informative interactive sessions at a local secondary school, specifically targeting students in both the Junior and Senior Classes.

During these sessions, our team will deliver impactful presentations, sharing eye-opening statistics and facts about how drug and substance abuse has adversely affected numerous lives. The goal is to raise awareness among students about the severe consequences of such behaviors.

Through open discussions and Q&A sessions, we aim to create a safe space for students to express their concerns, ask questions, and share their perspectives on this prevalent issue. By fostering a dialogue, we hope to empower these young minds with the knowledge and tools needed to make informed decisions and resist the pressures of drug and substance abuse.In addition to the interactive sessions, we plan to provide resources and support networks for students who may be dealing with or have friends affected by substance abuse. Our ultimate objective is to inspire positive behavioral change, promote a healthier lifestyle, and contribute to the overall well-being of the school community.

Through this project, we aspire to equip the next generation with the awareness and resilience necessary to combat the challenges posed by drug and substance abuse, fostering a community that values well-being and responsible decision-making.

Awareness: Increase awareness among students in Junior and Senior Classes about the detrimental effects of drug and substance abuse through engaging presentations and discussions.

Knowledge Transfer: Facilitate the exchange of information by sharing relevant statistics and facts, empowering students with a comprehensive understanding of the impact of drug and substance abuse on individuals and communities.

Open Dialogue: Create a supportive environment for open dialogue and discussions, encouraging students to share their thoughts, concerns, and questions regarding drug and substance abuse.

Resilience Building: Equip students with the knowledge and skills to resist peer pressure and make informed decisions, promoting resilience against the influences that lead to drug and substance abuse.

Resource Provision: Provide students with accessible resources and support networks, ensuring they have the necessary tools to seek help or assist their peers dealing with substance abuse issues.

Community Building: Foster a sense of community within the school, encouraging students to actively participate in the collective effort to combat drug and substance abuse, thereby creating a supportive and caring environment.

Behavioral Change: Inspire positive behavioral change by encouraging students to adopt healthier lifestyles and make responsible choices, contributing to the overall well-being of themselves and their peers.Long-Term Impact: Strive for a lasting impact by instilling a sense of responsibility and awareness that extends beyond the project duration, creating a sustainable approach to addressing drug and substance abuse within the school community.

Collaboration: Foster collaboration between students, teachers, and parents, establishing a united front against drug and substance abuse through shared responsibility and collective action.

Evaluation and Feedback: Regularly assess the effectiveness of the project through feedback from students and educators, allowing for adjustments to ensure the program remains relevant and impactful.

About the Millennium Fellow

Being chosen for the 2023 Millennium Fellowship is a great accomplishment for the committed and motivated Akinyemi Oladapo.
Akinyemi Oladapo has a solid academic background and a great desire to bring about constructive social change, making her well-suited to contribute significantly to the Fellowship's purpose. They are a vital addition to the cohort due to their persistent zeal for tackling global concerns and their history of proactive participation.

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