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 SAMAILA MOK, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Jos | Jos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 6
" When I received the email notifying me of my successful application into the Millennium Campus Network, I was elated to say the least. To be selected in the midst of a sea of applications of renowned young leaders was a message to me, telling me that my work matters and I'm on the right track of making impact. It is a humbling experience yet it puts me on a pedestal. I'm indeed thankful. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Child of Democracy
Nigeria returned to democracy on the 29th May 1999 but since then, the citizenry have barely benefitted from the benefits that accompany a democracy. Nigeria's democracy has continuously been violated by successive governments and law enforcement agents. The rule of law and the doctrine of separation of power have been relegated to the background. But the worst thing is the fact that the citizens have allowed these incessant violations to occur and refused to put up a fight. The government have become comfortable abusing Nigeria's democracy and the people have become comfortable with the applicability abuse.
It is for this reason that 'Child of Democracy' emerged. Our mission is to challenge the mindset of the Nigerian people. To sensitise the people about their rights and the obligations owed to them in a democracy. This would be achieved through educating them about the Nigerian history and the efforts made by those who fought for restoration of democracy in Nigeria. Our primary target would be the Nigerian children born after 1999. The real children of Nigeria's democracy who were born after democracy was restored. The aim is to sharpen their minds in order for them not to be as comfortable as the older generations in the face of abuse. In the long run, they should be able to put a fight for the enforcement of their constitutionally guaranteed rights.
About the Millennium Fellow
Samaila is a pensive final year undergraduate with an LLB in view. He is a passionate Nigerian youth always thinking of ways to close the gap in the sociopolitical development between his country and other climes. He is a bundle of ideas that revolve around improving the standard of living of the ordinary Nigerian and how to influence good governance.
He is known for employing his trenchant wit to spark sensitive debates about raging problems such as tribalism, gender neutralism etc. Samaila's most pressing desire is to make impact and leave the world in a better place than he found.