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 FATOYE OLUWASEGUN JOHN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Ilorin | Ilorin, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" The Quality Education For All (QEFA) project is one that I am very passionate about. I grew up with a bleak hope of achieving my dreams because of the problem of inaccessibility to education but things turned around when I got a sponsorship opportunity.
The QEFA project is an innovative platform that connects indigent children having this problem with potential sponsors.
The Millennium Fellowship provided an avenue via which this impact was made. It has also helped me to network with other passionate and bright minds with whom I worked. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Quality Education For All (QEFA)
Three main projects/outreaches were carried out within the space of three months duration in MCN
1. Teens class or problem-solving skills and scholarship program.
The three-hour program held in St. Barnabas Secondary School, Maraba, Ilorin, kwara state on the
20th September 2019. Mr. Fatoye, the project director led his team (at Yattiyr Scholarship
Initiative) and other interested fellows of MCN to train about 150 students on problem solving
skills. A break out (work group) session held where trainers had a brainstorming and ideation
session with the students who identified problems in their school, came up with innovative and
sustainable solutions and then presented their results.
To wrap up the program, two promising indigent SS3 students were awarded full tuition
scholarship and payment of their final external examinations fee. The sum of N44000 was spent
2. Breast cancer awareness and Girl power Awareness
This was done in commemoration of the international Girl child day. The project director led other
team members to Government Day Secondary School, Oke Aluko where the senior students were
sensitized on breast cancer, taught simple techniques to practice its prevention and lastly, the
female students were exposed to the limitless potentials and possibilities they carry and can exploit.
To wrap up the program, five female students were awarded full tuition scholarships to a tune of
N15000. This covers their school fees till they would finish secondary school, thus alleviating
poverty and increasing their chances of furthering in higher institutions.
3. Teachers’ Digital Literacy Training
On Friday 25th October, the project director invited Mr Soji Mejigbowon , a renowned global
award winning teacher and Microsoft expert to train Kwara state teachers on how to create an E?classroom with their mobile gadgets.
It was a laudable 2-hour session with full participation of about 70 teachers across the state. They
got the opportunity to also ask questions on how to localize the ideas and implement the knowledge
in their various schools.
This is a report of the three main activities that held. The team is certain of the continuity of her
Fatoye, John Oluwasegun
About the Millennium Fellow
Fatoye John is a thought leader, public speaker and mentor, creating innovative solution-based grassroot aids to achieve SDGs 4 & 1.
He convenes the Yattiyr Scholarship Initiative, an NGO with the mission to rewrite the saddening narratives of education in North-central Nigeria. As an extension of its organisational functions, he founded the Teens' Leadership Hub for imbuing leadership skills in teens.
Fatoye is a fellow of Local & International fellowships including the United Nations Academic Impact, Teach SDGs, YouthConnekt Africa Kigali, Sozonetwork among others.
He is a graduate of Human Anatomy and current clinical student at the University of Ilorin.