ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations. 80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT JOSEPH TURAY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
African Leadership University | Kigali, Rwanda | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 9
" I am very excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellow because this is an excellent opportunity for me to meet and work with great mindset people, who are looking forward to making a significant change in Africa. Also, I love working young and focus-minded people with great leadership qualities as mine. Moreover, I believe that agriculture plays a vital role in boosting the country's economy. My mission is to create jobs for youths, and further make food available for the least earning man through agriculture. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Sierra Agripreneurs Network
Today, there are about 430 million people that are suffering from hunger, wherein 2 - 3 are dying per day due to starvation. However, research has shown that this is happening because of the low rate of people involving in agriculture, which is causing food shortage in various communities across Africa. Sierra Agripreneurs Network aims to provide agricultural training for farmers on how to grow and transport their products to different community markets and engage and building networks with youths that would like to pursue agriculture as their carrier.
Additionally, Sierra Agripreneurs Network will open organization pages on various social media to further engage with participants. The project hopes to get at least 950 committed followers on social media, i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and Twitter; with at 800 visits and 25 comments per week. The project will be targeting 5 - 10 communities and seeking at least 35 successful stories and see Sierra Agripreneurs Networks engage with experts.
About the Millennium Fellow
Joseph Turay is a Sierra Leone who is currently living in Kigali, Rwanda. He is passionate about Wildlife and Environmental conservation, and he is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Global Challenges at the African Leadership University. Joseph is a person that strives to make a great change.