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 MERCY OPPONG, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Cape Coast | Cape Coast, Ghana | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" I am excited about the Millennium Fellowship because i see it as an avenue to develop myself as a great leader who will be able to walk the talk, to meet new people who will be working in the same field and also expand my network. I personally believe that every individual has the right to good and quality education but some of the societies in which we find ourselves does not enable us to climb higher heights on the educational ladder thereby leaving them behind economically and socially. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Royal Pioneers Project
Most junior and senior high school students in the Kwaprow community and students in other communities within the Cape Coast metropolitan assembly are unable to pass their final examination successfully. This is because of their inability to identify their studying strategies, how to properly tackle examination questions, inadequate study materials to help them prepare for their examination and hence tend to perform very poorly in their examinations.
Some students do not know which programme to study at the senior high level which will help shape them towards the right career path in the future. Some tend to drop-out from school because of their inability to identify the best programme of study pertaining to the careers they will like to venture into in the future.
The Royal Pioneers team visits schools whose students are not performing so well academically and together with the school authorities guide the students to identify a particular strategy or pattern of study which will enable them perform very well. We present the students with some questionnaires to answer, interact with them one on one, and then based on the responses from the questionnaires and one on one encounter, we tell the students about our findings. We then make them aware of which study patterns to follow to help them succeed academically. Thus, some students are able to recall clearly the things the study together with their colleagues (Peer to Peer study ), others are able to grasp everything in the classroom, others also are able to recall the things taught with their visual representations, etc
We also take our time and explain the various programmes offered at the senior high school level and the possible careers associated with the particular programme.
We help the students identify their interests and passions and then guide them as such with respect to the careers associated with their interests and passions.
We were able to distribute about 75 copies of exercise books and pens to some first year students awaiting their stationeries from the government at Adisadel College
We joined the Breast Cancer International campaign team in creating awareness on Breast Cancer, the need to get screened as early as possible for early detection and for the men to also support the women in their various communities.
We partnered with the Church of Christ Campus Ministry to do a Breast Cancer screening and talk during their women's week in October, 2019
About the Millennium Fellow
Mercy Oppong was born in Ejisu, Ashanti Region of Ghana. She had her senior high school education at Ejisuman Senior High School in Ejisu and majored in elective mathematics, economics ,geography, and asante-twi. she currently studying bachelor of education ( social sciences), Economics with Geography at the university of Cape Coast, Ghana. Mercy is concerned with quality education for all; poor or rich, young or old, male or female. She is of a firm believe that acquiring quality education ensures that an individual if not fully, partially apply the things he or she learns in order to improve him or herself as well as those around him or her and the society at large.