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 CLEMENT OLASUNKANMI ISHOLA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Obafemi Awolowo University | Ife, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 1
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I see it as an opportunity to have international backing in my zeal and passion of being the champion of the voiceless against a backdrop of continued decline of basic living conditions in my country. I hope to learn from the insights of other talented youths across the globe on how they are tackling these same issues in their respective communities. I believe that the greatest investment any government, corporate body or individual can make is the investment in human potentials, which is unlimited. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Kickback Hunger
The Feed Our Children Project recognizes the incapacity of several parents and the governments' negligence in providing basic nutritional needs necessary for the proper mental and physiological growth of children especially. Adequate nutrition is not a luxury, but a NECCESITY if that child is ever going to be useful to him/herself and the society at large. These "leaders of tomorrow" need adequate nutrition for adequate cognitive power to tackle individual and communal challenges they will eventually face. Within the period of 5 months (August-December), we intend to go from house to house distributing food items to 200 children suffering from malnutrition each month in 5 different communities making it a total of 1,000 children. Perhaps, this will awaken the government, corporate bodies and other notable individuals about the plight of these children particularly in this period of global epidemic scourge and scarcity.
About the Millennium Fellow
Clement Olasunkanmi Ishola is a Final Year student of the Department of English Language, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. He is dedicated to advocating for the powerless irrespective of the prejudices of religion, ethnicity and gender which plagues his country. Among other things, he is a pioneer member of ‘Voice For The Lowly’ (VFL), a non-governmental organization of like-minded youths across several states dedicated to catering for the needs of the poor and lowly in their community. He is especially driven by issues relating to hunger since hunger is a killer of dreams and passions, not only of the body.