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 MARY FOLASADE ODEBIYI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Ibadan | Ibadan, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" Millennium Fellow is a platform that advances the Sustainable Development Goals which matches my area of interest in the promotion of these goals. It will give me the privilege of learning from other great minds who are passionate about changing the world. It is an opportunity to widen my knowledge about social impact and have access to trainings. I believe the words of Nelson Mandela that education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world which is why I am passionate in developing human capital which is a great asset in the growth of any nation and ultimately, the world. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Learn Again Initiative
Learn Again is an initiative focused on Education. Learn Again was established with the aim of reducing the number of out of school children on the streets by taking them back to school, empowering their parents for their upkeep, survival and to maintain that such a child remains in school. These parents get established based on their preference which most times has been a business for survival. Learn Again entails taking them back to school so as to give them a chance of attaining and achieving something meaningful in life, securing for them a better future. These children are provided with school child starter's kit such as school bags, quality sandals, books and stationary. Taking them back to school reduces the number of children who are on the streets and protects them from vulnerable act, does not give them opportunity to engage in immoral acts.
About the Millennium Fellow
Mary Odebiyi is a fourth year student of Educational Management, University of Ibadan. She is a young leader who is passionate about human capital development and she sees quality education as a way to promote this cause and often engages in platforms that are directed towards it. She is a member of LearnAgain project which focuses on providing education for out of school children by giving them a chance to go back to school which will secure a better future for them.