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 4 & 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 project 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 a second-year student at the African Leadership University, Pursuing a Degree Program in BA International Business and Trade. With a passion for unleashing young people's potential, inspiring hope, and expanding everyone's opportunities and options while making informed decisions.
He is an Alumni of the CIFAL Shanghai program on micro-economic planning and development in China 2018, YALI RLC in Ghana-West Africa 2020, and The 2063 Academy, 2nd Edition, class of 2020.
He is the founder of "My Education Initiative" in 2017 in Freetown, Sierra Leone that has enabled children at the slum to get access to education and transformed many youths' life from a crime life to a responsible life. He aspires to be an African leader who will transform youth's lives to gain a meaningful life. Especially the youth, to overcome poverty and injustices inflicted by society to empower youth to be self-reliant. Also, to bring change in Africa through solving Global Challenges.
He is also enthusiastic and passionate about creating possible solutions to the Global Challenges our society is facing. Sylvester is an entrepreneur who is venturing into Agribusiness to pursuing his passion for championing SDG 2, Zero Hunger.