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 OLUWATOMISIN OPEYEMI ILESANMI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Lagos | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" I am excited to be a Millinieum Fellow because it is an opportunity for me to meet, work and learn from young people who are change makers and leaders in their own right to make
the society a better place for everyone. I will use this platform to make myself better equipped by receiving the mentorship, ensuring to learn from the experience and use
it to increase the strength and reach of my social impact on society. I do the work I do because it gives me a sense of fulfillment and I get to be a blessing to lives. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Raise A Kid
The Raise A Kid Project is an education project, aimed at promoting UN SDG 4 which is Quality education and aims at providing free basic and quality education to underprivileged children between the ages of 4 to 10 in Sogunro Ago community, Iwaya, Lagos.
Firstly, I hope that the children we currently cater for, will have a basic knowledge of Mathematics and English and be able to communicate effectively in English. I hope to increase the number of children the project currently caters to by 100%. Also, I hope to refurbish the school building currently used and provide more adequate educational materials. I hope that during the course of this project, the project will provide access to better learning opportunities for the children outside the community, thereby improving the sustainability of the project. More significantly, I hope to secure partnerships with organizations whose goals align with that of the project.
About the Millennium Fellow
Oluwatomisin Opeyemi Ilesanmi is a third year student, studying law at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She is a member of AIESEC Lagos and currently serves as the Project director for Raise A Kid, an initiative of AIESEC Lagos. She is a Christian and believes God, her family and friends to be her support system. She is also a passionate volunteer and volunteers with non profit organizations and initiatives who want to improve the society and the well being of the people in it. Oluwatomisin loves to read and write, loves food and watching movies, sports and play football.