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 ESTHER ODI TIEKU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology | Kumasi, Ghana | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 3
" I am excited to be a Millenium fellow because I am passionate about innovative ways of achieving the sustainable development of quality education and climate through raising awareness and undertaking projects relating to education, livelihoods and conserving of the environment.
The opportunity to learn and interact with the like-minded individuals would go a long way to build me up. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Shelve the Books(STB)
Shelve the books (STB) project seeks to create a system for the effective utilization of books in Ghana.
We aim at bridging the gap between the ability to read and access to reading materials between children in rural and urban community schools by collecting quality books from urban dwellers, schools and fundraising for additional purchases.
This action would give impoverished learners the tools to reach their potential and work towards a transformative life for themselves, their families and their communities.
The project seeks to stock the library of the Elementary Primary and JHS school in Adaklu, Volta Region with 500 Ghanaian textbooks and 400 storybooks from both international and local authors. We would also provide additional stationaries to facilitate the smooth operation of the library facility such as (pen markers, sticky pads, bookmarkers, book labels, glue, sellotapes, pens, notebooks for record-keeping, etc.)
About the Millennium Fellow
Esther Odi Tieku is a final year student studying BSc. Natural Resources Management (Agroforestry Option) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.
Esther is an entrepreneur and co-founder of a nonprofit organization known as Shelve the Books(STB) Ghana which focuses bridging the gap between the ability to read and access to reading materials between children in rural and urban community schools.
She is currently the Outreach and Engagement Captain for Climate Hub Ghana and the Project head of A Rocha KNUST-Ghana which has equipped her with skills such as the implementation of environmental projects, handling database ,educating people on tropical environment issues like climate change, biodiversity conservation, and ecosystems service and food security on campus and outside the campus.
She also spends her leisure taking photographs of nature to share the beauty of the natural environment with others.