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 ONYINYECHI PRAISE MBANALI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Lagos | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" I believe the knowledge I would gain and the
wide array of resources which I will be
exposed to during the course of the fellowship, would provide me with necessary
skills, which when applied will substantially
solve some of the major social problems being
faced in Nigeria. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Raise a Kid
Raise a Kid is a project which provides free quality and basic education for underprivileged children in an underdeveloped community in Lagos.
During this period, I hope to increase the number of children the project currently reaches out to by 100%. Also, I hope to refurbish the school location currently used, repairing the leaking roof.
Furthermore, I hope to significantly increase the number of girls the project currently caters for. I also hope to provide more learning materials for the children during the project.
During the course of the project, I hope to organise a skill acquisition training for 30 parents in the community.
Finally, I hope the project provides an opportunity for the children to access better learning opportunities outside the community.
About the Millennium Fellow
Onyinyechi Praise Mbanali is a finalist at the University of Lagos, majoring in Law. Praise is a driven young individual, who is avidly interested in providing solutions to social issues in her community and the world. To this end, she has actively contributed to various projects aimed at community development, within and outside her country.
In her free time, Praise enjoys writing, with the hope to motivate and contribute to the development of others. In the nearest future, she hopes to build a successful career in management consulting.