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 MARIA AANUOLUWAPO ALUKO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

University of Ghana | Accra, Ghana | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

" The opportunity to meet and rub minds with other great leaders, the privilege to be mentored and trained by other people who have walked the path I now want to tread on and the chance to be part of a world- class fellowship are a few reasons why I am ecstatic to be part of the Millennium Fellowship. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Becoming-through basic education

Becoming-through basic education is an initiative aimed at taking education to the underprivileged. Our targets are children between the ages of 3 and 12. The training would be structured such that different levels (classes) would be available. At the start of the training the level of understanding of each child would be assessed. Different methods of learning and teaching too would be employed. Pre- and post training assessments would also be conducted to monitor progress.
Given the ongoing pandemic we hope to take the teachings to our mobile phones. It would just be a call away, with most of the content preloaded. We also hope to take the teachings to our radio stations, all they would need to do is tune in.

By December 2020, we hope to have impacted the lives of a minimum of 20 children This would just be the beginning though, indeed a step in the right direction for the children who would move on to the next level of their training while we also continue to train the new intakes as well as expand our reach

About the Millennium Fellow

Maria Aluko is a graduate of Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology. She is currently in her 5th year in the University of Ghana Medical School. She's a certified core peer education trainer and has held various leadership positions in small and large groups. She's very proactive leader who is skilled in diplomacy and problem solving. Her mission is to bridge the inequality in the access to basic education. She affirms that every child has a potential that lies dormant and she seeks to help them maximize those potentials through education. Apart from studying medicine she enjoys organizing events, singing, volunteering, mentoring, photography and videography.

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