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 CHRISTOPHER AKUKA AKURUGU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology | Kumasi, Ghana | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 3
" I am very excited to be a Millennium fellow because I strongly believe that it will give me the opportunity to network with other like minded people to make an impact in our society "
Millennium Fellowship Project: All children Education project
This project was implemented to fight the problems of school dropout and child illiteracy in Widnaba community. Widnaba is a village located in the Upper East Region of Ghana whose economy is mainly based on farming and small scale mining activities. Child illiteracy and school dropout are some of the main problems confronting this village which is mainly because of lack of interest and commitment to formal education. However, this project seeks to sensitize parents and children on the importance of education. The project duration is three(3) years. The main objective of this project was educating parents and children on the importance of education. Also, it looks forward to helping those who drop out of school due to challenges that is not above control to go back to school and redeeming the hopes of students who think they cannot make it through education. The project is utilize volunteers who are students and complete senior high school or are in the tertiary.So far, the sensitization process was successfully done in June-July, 2018, through which some children and dropouts generated the interest to go to school. Effective follow up process was made to ensure that they were enrolled to school that academic year. I am looking forward to seeing one day that, all children the rural communities attain quality education.
My Achievements so include:
1. I did a survey through interviews of children and parents to know the main causes of school dropout.
2. I organized a workshop for both parents and teachers on the importance of education and discuss some of the problems obtained from my survey.
3. i supported some pupils in the primary school with exercise books.
4. Last Vacation, thus August, 2019, 14 girls who dropout of school and could not go back were given skills training.
I believe that effective and regular sensitization on the importance of education will help to deliver the people of widnaba community and other rural areas in Ghana from the bondage of ignorance. This can be achieved if students who are able to make it to SHS and tertiary are united to render support to the younger ones and help educate parents
About the Millennium Fellow
Christopher Akuka Akurugu is currently a student of Kwame Nkrumah University of science and technology reading Bsc. Physics. He was born in a village called Widnaba in the Bawku west district, Zebilla in the Upper east region of Ghana.He believes that "the most powerful tool you can use to change the world is education" . He is always passionate to be of service to others and his core valuee are humility, integrity and hardwork.