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 PETER ADEWUYI OYEBANJI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Obafemi Awolowo University | Ife, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6
" I'm excited to be a Millenium Fellow because it's the perfect platform to develop yourself and at the same time impact the society with your idea and knowledge. I'm dedicated to fostering gender equality because it's one of those things that's just right. Apart from the fact that everyone should be treated eaually, inequality suppresses global development. I've witnessed situations where people don't choose the right person because of some form of inequality. This project is also aimed at making people understand the ideology of feminism through proper education. I'm excited because this project is going to be impactful. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: YES to GENDER EQUALITY
"Yes 2 Gender Equality" was a project aimed at advancing the Sustainable Development Goal 5 and United Nation Academic Impact Principle 6. Gender Equality is a very significant issue that should be addressed the way we address other significant issues. Being a student who has had discussions about gender equality with other students, I discovered that there was a gross misunderstanding that needed to be addressed - people hardly get the basics here! This project introduced the basics of the Feminism ideology, clarified misconceptions and made people understood why Gender Equality is as important as any other emergency.
However, we had some unforseen issues while preparing for the programme so we impacted far less people than we estimated and only held the programme on Obafemi Awolowo University campus. Only 20 people attended the programme. We got positive feedbacks from the attendees.
About the Millennium Fellow
Peter Oyebanji is a student studying Management and Accounting at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife, Osun State, Nigeria. He is also an active student journalist and a Writer. He is a humanist who is dedicated to advancing humanity. He believes in systems that prioritise humanity. He loves life.