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 SAMUEL AYOKUNMI ADESANWO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Lagos State University | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 17 & UNAI 9
" The Millennium Fellowship which is a semester is designed to help one develop the values, professional skills, and pathways one needs to succeed in the social impact sector, from performance management, to writing grants, to reflecting on compassion fatigue. In furtherance to this, fellows are given the opportunities to network, receive feedback and coaching, and reflect. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Sustainable Development Goals Awareness Campaign Tour (SDGsACT) Lagos State University (LASU)
My project SDGsACT LASU is an organisation on campus solely aimed at propagating the SDGs on within the Lagos State University and it's environs. The SDGs which are a collection of 17 global goals were put forward by the United Nations as an extension of the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals). The SDGs set to be realised by the year 2030. SDGsACT LASU has since it inception been making giant strides by carrying out projects that are strictly based on propagating and implementing the SDGs. During the millennium fellowship semester, SDGsACT LASU celebrated its biennial anniversary. The biennial anniversary was a five days event that spanned from 21/10/2019 to 25/10/2019 and it unarguably is one of the biggest event that took place this year at the Lagos State University. Asides the fact that lots of new members joined the movement, the program was able to reach well over 70% of the University populace.
The biennial week went thus:
Day 1 (Digital Campaign): The five days event started with a Digital Campaign that entails: A video play out featuring the SDGs and SDGsACT LASU, another video of the Campus Coordinator commencement speech for the week, tweet bate about the SDGs with distinguished facilitators and also Instagram live chats with the SDGs executives.
Day 2 (Outreachs): On this day, the SDGs were thought at the primary and secondary schools in the University community. Souvenirs were shared to pupils and students. Lastly, primary and secondary school Ambassadors were also selected.
Day3 (SDGs walk and Hepatitis B free screening): SDGsACT partnered with numerous organisations on this day, and millennium fellows were not left out as a good number of them actively participated in the walk whilst carrying out their projects alongside. Millennium fellows who's projects were about SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing) & SDG 5 (Gender equality) mostly took part in the event. One of the organisations which SDGsACT LASU partnered with is HealthDriveNg Team which conducted a free screening of Hepatitis B virus (HBV).
Day 4: Biennial report of SDGsACT LASU was presented to the University management and a general members meeting was held afterwards.
Day 5 (Biennial Anniversary Conference): The biennial anniversary of the SDGsACT was wrapped up with a major conference which was held at one of the University's main auditorium. Several facilitators came on board to talk on the theme "THE FUTURE WE WANT". SDGsACT LASU also partnered with the biggest noodles producing company in Nigeria (Indomie). Indomie was in charge of some of the refreshments given to all in attendance.
About the Millennium Fellow
Adesanwo Samuel Ayokunmi is a junior year student at the Lagos State University, Nigeria where he majors in Microbiology. He is an honorary ambassador for the goals of SDGsACT LASU, an organisation aimed at propagating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the Lagos State University and its environs.