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 OLADAYO NIFEMI BABALOLA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Obafemi Awolowo University | Ife, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 8

" I'm excited to be part of the Millennium Fellowship because it provides me a platform to help young people like myself become self sufficient and financially independent. Living in my type of community, I've observed young people struggle with lack of opportunities to learn about and to start their own enterprise, this has made a lot of young people resort to illicit activities which are easier and more accessible. My goal is to make building an SME a feasible thing for youths and to encourage learning a trade among the youth. I'm also excited to be working with like minded young individuals, having seen the work of fellows from previous cohorts of the fellowship, to make impact. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: "StartVenture"

The StartVenture project is a capacity development program which would run for three days, where trainees will be taught entrepreneurship skills by young entrepreneurs who have succeeded in various ventures while still studying. It would be aimed at developing the interest of trainees in these ventures and connecting them with the facilitators for mentorship. The trainees would be taught the creative part of the venture of their choice as well as the business aspect which would include business startup and set up, portfolio compilation and job search. They would also be assisted in setting up their businesses and further advancing their skills.

About the Millennium Fellow

Oladayo Babalola is a student of physiotherapy in the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University. He is a freelance artist, a developer and a part-time Volunteer. He is a humanist who believes in self sufficiency and advocates personal development. He is also an SDG advocate and currently the Director of Volunteer Corps for ANUNSA (OAU).

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