ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.
“In the race to save our planet and create a better future, collaboration is the key to sustainable progress. I am thrilled to be a millennium fellow because this is an opportunity to share my impact and story and also to get inspired by the stories of other fellows around the world using the network and resources to scale up our reach and impact in my community.over the years what has kept the project going for is is the fulfillment in affecting the lives of others people meaningfully and also the smiles on the faces of the beneficiaries”
Millennium Fellowship Project
Waste to Wealth is aimed at achieving the 3rd (good health and well being ) and 6th ( clean water and sanitation ) sustainable development goal. The project is simply the conversion of pure water sachet into different items (such as shoe polish). This project is cost effective considering that most of the materials are locally sourced. With this project successfully implemented, we hope to convert 80% of waste in our community, created jobs for low income people and improve the health balance in the community.
About the Millennium Fellow
James Ben Onaji is a fourth year student of Ahmadu Bello University zaria studying water resources and environmental engineering. James is a global peace and global goal ambassador and currently serving as the head of the Ethics and discipline unit at Enactus Ahmadu Bello University.