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 TIJANI DANIEL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Ilorin | Ilorin, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" Being a Millennium Fellow will give me a wider pool of opportunity to network with other great students working on similar project, so as to synergies and learn from one another then implement the knowledge gained locally in my community. Also Millennium Fellowship is a global platform that could give my project international recognition which could attract more stakeholders to my project. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: PassionIT
PassionIT focuses on youth development and sensitization of youths against cyber crime in Nigeria. The annual increment of youths into Cyber Crime in Nigeria was what inspired this project. We collaborated with schools, radio stations and NGOs to create awareness and discover why youths are into this act with provision of solutions to curb this act in Nigeria and also help youths discover their passions and align them to technological skills so as to become financially independent and economically stable. Besides, after taking an online campaign of why youth were into this act, we discovered that Nigerian Value System had been negatively influenced, so we also encourage parents and families to inculcate a right value system and not to give accolades to unknown sources of wealth. We are also working on ensuring that youths h align what they love doing with equivalent skills so as to become self employed and provide more job opportunities for the country. So far, we had impacted over 1000 youths and now at the equipping them with skills stage.
About the Millennium Fellow
Am TIJANI Daniel a Mechanical Engineering student at University of Ilorin. I am into volunteerism and also run an NGO called PassionI.T aimed at Youth Development, and Empowering Youth into Cyber Crime and Examination Malpractice. Besides that, am currently the President of my Campus Fellowship , where I engage in mentorship, counselling and educating of youth. I was the Project Manager of Hult Prize 2018/2019 and also the Class Governor of over 700 Students on campus.