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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.



University of Ibadan | Ibadan, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 2


" I am extremely excited about the reality of connecting and networking with great minds who are passionate about making positive impact in their society. Being a Millennium Fellow is a great platform to advance Sustainable Development Goals and create impacts in our various societies. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Teens Leadership and Capacity Building Training

Teens leadership and capacity building training is a program organized by the career advancement team in which I am the lead strategist. We visit Secondary Schools and give them training on being a 21st century leader, give them an insight into University Life, and also serve as mentors to some of these students
This project is in line with Sustainable Development Goal 4 which deals with Quality education and providing lifelong learning opportunities for all.

These secondary school students are being trained on skills such as Leadership skills, Entrepreneur skills, public speaking skills and also how to balance their academics with extracurricular activities. They are also enlightened on how to manage their time at the University level, social capital and networking, having good financial skills and also emotional intelligence.

The project is aimed at ensuring that when secondary school students move into University, they get to much more focused on what is important and aspire to be high achievers in the different Universities they find themselves in.

Also, these students get to learn as early as possible the importance of taking up leadership positions and getting involved in community development and also strive to make impact wherever they are.

Mentor-ship opportunities will be available to some of these students and they will be mentored by people who are academic achievers at the University level and who have also been able to balance their academics with extracurricular activities, these people are also leaders in their respective Universities and are quiet keen on making sustainable impacts in their societies. Over 250 students and more will be able to benefit from this project and about 100 students will be mentored.
The students are also encouraged to learn some entrepreneurship skills and also aspire to be job creators.
This project also helps students to be much more careful when making career decisions and it helps students to be aware about the importance of networking with the right people in their chosen career path.

About the Millennium Fellow

My name is Oluwafunmilola Adeola, I'm a 4th year Law student at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. I have held leadership positions such as: the General Secretary of my Hall of Residence and one other organization on campus.

Also, I am a beneficiary of the Sustainable Development Goals (female special scholarship award) in my country and I believe that it is highly pertinent that I give back to the society.

I am an individual who is interested in the development of high school students and to instill in them the desire to be an ideal 21st century leader in any leadership position they find themselves. The teens leadership training project came about when I realize that most teenagers lack the ideal leadership skills to prepare them for future leadership positions.

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