ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year.
"We live in a world riddled with many problems, suffering and pain. These problems are beyond the power of individual minds but can be overcome with a synergy of minds and ideas. This is why I am glad to be a Millennium Fellow: I am excited to have a chance to pool ideas, minds and energy with other young people to try to solve some of the worlds' most pressing challenges"
Millennium Fellowship Project
Mentors Network is a student initiative with a mission to inspire and guide students from underprivileged and challenging backgrounds to unleash their full potential. Volunteer mentors spend two to three hours a week engaging with their mentees and helping them revise topics not well grasped in class. Some of the goals that they plan to achieve within the August-November time frame include: Reduce school absenteeism among students at Ayim primary/junior high school, Improve student academic performance at Ayim primary/junior high school, Donate reading materials to students of Ayim primary/junior high schools, Assist students to prepare adequately for their final junior high school exam.
About the Millennium Fellow
Davy Atanga is a first-generation university student from Mirigu, northern Ghana. Having successfully completed high school in 2013, Davy enrolled at Ashesi University two years later to read electrical engineering, thanks to a generous scholarship from the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program. A humanitarian at heart, Davy has a strong conviction that there is a need for all humans to have access to a dignified life void of the things that bring pain and suffering such as poverty. Davy has severally volunteered and participated in undertaking aimed towards improving society and is currently volunteering with Mentors Network, a mentorship program aimed at guiding young students to achieve reach their full potential in life. Selected to attend the Clinton Global Initiative conference 2018, Davy is working on a project that seeks to combat poverty and unemployment among women in his hometown, Mirigu.