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 YVONNE AFI ILUPEJU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology | Kumasi, Ghana | Advancing SDG 6 & UNAI 9
" I'm so excited about the Millennium Fellowship because I get to broaden my scobe and be part of a bigger family. I do what I do because I find so much joy in knowing that there's going to be a secured future for the future generation when it comes to the environment. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Care for plastics
Care for Plastics is a project that seeks to educate young children in basic schools on the need to dispose off plastics properly. The problem of single use plastic pollution has become a very critical topic in Ghana that the government seeks to address. This project seeks to enlighten and teach young children in basic schools to dispose of plastics properly, how to reuse and recycle some plastic materials into artefacts such as bags, raincoats, purses and pencil cases among others. Children are the hope of our future and I believe that educating them toward having a positive impact in their communities would benefit us all someday. The popular saying that train a child the way he should go and when he grows he would not depart from it is indeed true. Children will will be and bring the change we all seek if the y get the right orientation and socialisation.
About the Millennium Fellow
Yvonne Ilupeju is a student of Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology reading Political Studies. She minored in Chinese. She's a member of Enactus KNUST. She's a passionate and adventurous young lady. She dares to stand out and take opportunities that come her way.