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 805 Millennium Fellows.
During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 96,705 hours and their 422 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 564,366 people worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT HANNAH AMA DORKENU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Ashesi University | Accra, Ghana | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I know I am going to get the push and the training I need to make my project a Relevant one. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: ResMe Initiative
This project aims at creating a culture of responsibility towards the environments amongst children and youth. It is believed at this is the time where characters, visions, and various attributes a person might have is formed. Looking at the apathy people have towards the environment, its problems, and repercussions, it is important to reprimand the perpetrators yet educate to prevent similar attitudes in the future. ResMe dedicates ample time to educate about the environment, its current state, and the role each individual needs to play to correct all wrongs done to the environment. It also supplies a safe space where all questions are asked and answers brainstormed, ideas that positively affects the environment are tested and successes executed.
To execute this, ResMe is in two parts, the coaches, and the trainees. The coaches are individuals who are passionate are willing to create change in society with regards to climate action. These people are gathered from universities and industry and their solutions would be heard and tried. They will also handle brainstorming lessons to be taught to trainees after being voted necessary by the team in charge. The second section are the trainees. These are people from primary 4 to SHS three. They would be educated on why their roles in protecting the environment is important and what they can do to support the environment.
With everyone working, we believe the environment will take the right turn as Wangari Maathai said “I’m very conscious of the fact that you can’t do it alone. It’s teamwork. When you do it alone you run the risk that when you are no longer there nobody else will do it.” This is a team we are building to move the environment the right way.
About the Millennium Fellow
Hannah Ama Dorkenu is a senior at Ashesi University studying Business Administration and on MasterCard scholarship. Hannah is passionate about her environment and hence find avenues to contribute positively to it. She currently volunteers for Greenway International and is looking forward to planting 500 trees by the end of the year. She is also a budding entrepreneur looking to furthering her education in Marketing to strengthen her work with ResMe Initiative and her other entrepreneurial endeavours.