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 FAVOUR IKHILE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Benin | Benin City, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 2
" While humility is cool, my personal development mentor has always said - In the developmental space, be proud of your works and achievements . Yes! I am proud to be associated with the Millennium Fellowship especially the fact that it's in partnership with the UN Academic Impact, and I say it whereever I go. Being selected from over 7,000 applicants is really a big shot, for me. I am excited to be part of this!
With this opportunity, I will increase the profile of my organization and so, why shouldn't I tell the world about it?
Millennium Fellowship Project: The GELA Youth Empowerment Project (Skillup-360) at University of Benin.
The GELA Youth Empowerment Project (Skillup-360) provides less privileged undergraduates and recent graduates aged between 18-35 years who are of West African origin (majorly Nigerians) with unhindered access to career-enhancing soft skills training while exposing them to foreign mentorship as next-generation leaders. Unlike other career enhancement programs, this project provides equal and direct access to international career and leadership professionals for this targeted vulnerable group, is not just geared towards outreaches but post-event tailored mentorship and follow-up by foreign experts, utilizes a virtual reality model and provides a psychological therapy option (Psychocare app.) for the underserved young generation who have written themselves off career-wise. Goals set during the Millennium Fellowship include:
1. Train and certify 100 undergraduates and recent graduates the University of Benin in Soft skills and Leadership Education within a 4-month period (20 Persons monthly through monthly onsite Young Changemakers Indoor Conference tagged -Skillup-360)
2. Incorporate into our already built Foreign Mentorship Website.
About the Millennium Fellow
Favour Ikhile is a final year Nigerian student of Dentistry and Dental Surgery and multi-award winning opportunity champion with 3 years experience in social innovation. He is a 2019 Western Union Scholar, U.S Kectil Male Promise Leader, Millennium Campus Chain fellow, 2018 Commonwealth Open source leader and United States Exchange Alumnus. He is very passionate about reducing poverty through youth career and leadership development as well as mentorship. He has 3 years volunteering experience of raising global giants through personal development coaching and mentorship.