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 OLUFUNSHO OMOBOWALE OREKOYA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Obafemi Awolowo University | Ife, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 4
" I believe strongly that curbing the menace of drug abuse among the Nigerian youth population will be of huge positive consequence on the Nigerian State , first by helping them to maximize their potentials, and more importantly by helping them to become better citizens of the nation. It gladdens my heart to be selected into this 2020 Class. Joining the Millennium Fellowship is a huge privilege and an awesome opportunity for me to sharpen my skills, broaden my horizon and interact with fellow global agents of change on a quest of making our world a better place. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: EDUCOV
EDUCOV is an initiative that is aimed at engaging school pupils in rural communities in Lagos State during this pandemic. As most schools in the country are yet to resume normal school activities, we will be volunteering to teach primary school pupils and secondary school students in rural communities where most of them lack access to internet and online learning facilities.
Also, EDUCOV Team will focus on volunteering for government owned primary and secondary schools even when schools resume for normal learning thereby facilitating the students' academic pursuit and also cushioning the effects of the loss they might have experienced during their schools closure.
About the Millennium Fellow
Olufunsho Orekoya is a global change enthusiast who is passionate about redefining the face of healthcare in rural areas. He is currently a fourth year student of Medicine at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. Olufunsho believes that the best lives are those lived in service of humanity, and he has always lived with this axiom as his guiding principle. He is a visionary, versatile and fertile minded with tremendous people skills.