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 SYLVESTER PHILLIP MOHAMED WEEKES, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

African Leadership University | Kigali, Rwanda | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 3

" I am excited to be part of the Millennium Fellowship class of 2020, as it is an excellent opportunity to meet my Fellow brilliant leaders from around the world. Get to share ideas and learn from them. Also, get the honor to undertake the training provided by the program and acquire skills that are going to help me scale up my Education initiative project and get to reach out to many young youths in Sierra Leone. I believe Education is the key to success and a powerful tool to create a community of empowered youths who will make great leaders and impact the community positively. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: My Education Initiative

My Education Initiative was fouded in 2017 at Freetown, SierraLeone.The initiative focuses on mentoring and training youths from underserved background business skills on how to make liquid soap and sell, and from the money, they can fund their education. This project has helped reduce the number of children who drop out of school in my community due to a lack of finances to sponsor their education. The projec goals are to make good use of the training, mentorship, and discussions and get to learn skills on grant writing and proposals; these are skills I believe will help me scale up my project and get to reach to many youths from the underserved background and help them gain access to education and get to achieve their dreams.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sylvester Phillip Mohamed Weekes is an African leader passionate in finding solutions to Global Challenges, especially matters concerning Education. He is the founder of My Education Initiative, a program focused on mentoring and training youths from underserved background business skills of making liquid soap to help raise funds for providing for their families and fund their Education. He is the alumni of YALI cohort 15 2020 for West Africa, where he focused his learnings on civic leadership. He is also an Alumni of the CIFAL Shangai program on Micro-economic planning and development in china in 2018. He is a current student at the African Leadership University pursuing a course in Global challenge focused on Education.

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