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 UGOCHUKWU FORTUNE ABAZIE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Ibadan | Ibadan, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 3
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because of the rare opportunity it gives me to connect with brilliant minds across the globe who are making a positive impact in society. I believe that with the support I would gain from the Millennium campus network, my dreams of alleviating poverty will be achieved more quickly. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: African Youth financial education
African Youth financial education project uses the internet ( social
media, digital products and websites ) to
educate the African youths with internet
access on the basic principles of personal
finance, book keeping and economics. By November 2020, we hope to have trained up to 450 young African entrepreneurs with a simplified course in basic financial education.
About the Millennium Fellow
Ugochukwu Fortune Abazie is a final year student at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He studies majors in economics and currently serves as the clerk of the department's student representative council. Ugochukwu has a flair for community service and poverty alleviation projects which has driven him to volunteer with a local charity, catering for the vulnerable members of society. His project, the African youth financial education is also driven by the same passion. Through his project, Ugochukwu intends to reduce poverty by educating young African entrepreneurs on basic economics and business principles that would enhance the success of their businesses. He hopes this would reduce the number of failed start ups in his local community and reduce poverty.