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 402 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 48,785 hours and their 214 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 393,449 people worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT AFUA KESEWA BOATENG, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.
Ashesi University | Accra, Ghana | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 3
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I get to be part of a community that encourages problem-solving and awareness through innovation and authenticity. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: HackAfrica: Sheroes Code
HackAfrica: Sheroes Code is a project that has the aim of giving African women and other minorities the opportunities to come into Technology. This is achieved by creating competitive environments while creating technologies and solutions to problems that are impactful and last.
This project also seeks to give women who already have access to these opportunities the chance to be the voice for those who don't, to make them aware that they have a bigger responsibility than to just be successful, but to also bring more women from underprivileged and underexposed backgrounds the chance to access these opportunities by being support systems, mentors, being aware, knowing the statistics and generally educating each other.
About the Millennium Fellow
Afua Kesewa Boateng is a rising sophomore at Ashesi University in Berekuso, Eastern Region, Ghana. With a major in Computer Science, Afua hopes to expand and leverage on the intersectionalities that exist between Technology and Social Innovation. As a young woman who is very interested in bringing more women into Tech, Afua works as the Co-Director of the Technolgy Track at Yielding Accomplished African Women - an accelerator program which empowers girls with the required skills and right attitude to seek jobs in Technology and Finance. She creates the curriculum, teaches Python programming, and helps to find job placements for the girls in the program.