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 OJO, OLADIMEJI JOHNSON, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.
University of Ibadan | Ibadan, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" Being a Millennium Fellow creates a great platform to work together with like minded generational leaders for the good of the world we live in. With the understanding that the world is global village, Millennium Fellowship will help to generate Power for Good. So I am honoured to be a part of this fellowship. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Educate an African Child Initiative
Simulean, which is an Educaate anAfrican Child Initiative saw seventy kids from the Abadina community, which lies in Ibadan North Local Government Area through the rudiment of Educational Technology through Gamification.
We introduced learning to the kids in a fun way, we used our android, i-phones and laptops to teach through gamification. Fascinating discovery was that the kids learnt those games under little or no supervision! This amazed volunteers and it strengthened our faith in the project.
While we were working on the game which our partners shared with us - SolveEducation (www.solveeducation/partners), volunteers took longer time learning how the game works, but the kids only adapted in matter of minutes after few trials.
Our three months project saw forty girls and thirty boys through the training, the community gave us their complete support after they were made to understand our goodwill. We were given the community office chamber to execute our project, this made it possible for guardians to trust us with their ward.
Kids learnt how to read and relate with their environment through this game. We also taught them about global citizenship, and we showed them reasons why they should contribute to the prosperity of our world and how they can.
We also partnered with "Save Our Future," a non profit which is run by some friends to give out fifty literature and textbooks to the community.
Executed by twenty volunteers, Educate an African Child Initiative hopes to thank the Millennium fellowship for such a great experience.
About the Millennium Fellow
Ojo Oladimeji Johnson is a graduate year student of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
He is the founder of Educate an African Child Initiative (EACI) - a youth-led movement geared at inclusive 21st century education for all using educational technology. He is also the Campus Director for Hult Prize Foundation, University of Ibadan, an OnCampus Initiative to advance social entrepreneurship.