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 DANIEL CHIDIEBERE EDOCHIE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

University of Benin | Benin City, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

" First of all, I thank MCN, UNAI, and past Millennium Fellows that have been working hand in gloves to ensure that the SDGs are realized. I also use this opportunity to congratulate all 2020 Millennium Fellows that had being admitted thus far. To the question on why am excited to be a member of the Millennium Fellowship, I will say, that the opportunity the MCN platform offers to social impactors and potential leaders is the major reason behind my excitement. This opportunity which comes in form of a very wide coverage, ease of accessing requisite tools(of which information is a key component) and the large pool of knowledge and intellectual minds that are present in this platform are unarguably scarce. Thus it will not just assist me to achieve my social impact goals, but also instill in me some qualities and skills of leadership that will surely come handy in my future social impact endeavours. On why I do what I do, I will say I do what I do because I see it as a way to give back to the society and also because I love doing so. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Quality education

My project is about reaching out to children of school age or pupils and students alike who might had been opportuned to attend a public school, but know little or nothing about the impact or consequences of the academic choices they make as it pertains to maximizing the quality of education obtainable in a third world country such as ours, in order for them to have a brighter future. This I will do in collaboration with other millennium fellows, by productively engaging students and pupils of selected public schools in my locality. With regards to the measurability of my goals to be accomplished within the stipulated time of August to December, I will say that giving or stating figures of people that will be impacted by my project at this point in time will be herculean. This is so because of the disruption of academic activities by the Corona virus pandemic. As stated in some of my previous write ups, my target audience are children of school age, so the ban on gathering will surely affect my earlier estimates off 500-900. Though I decided to go virtual, but structural and infrastructural problems will surely reduce the population of my audience; this is so, because majority of my target audience lack the technological gadgets needed for virtual learning. Not to mention the high cost of data subscriptions and that of epileptic and in some cases no power supply. Be that as it may, there is every possibility that more than 100 lives will be impacted within this timeframe.

About the Millennium Fellow

Daniel Chidiebere Edochie hails from umueri (umuleri), Anambra state, Nigeria. He graduated from Ogbeni primary school in the year 2012, got admitted into the prestigious western boys' high School in that same year and graduated in 2017. He is currently a 200 level student of Economics and statistics in the Renowned University of Benin, Benin city, Edo state; Nigeria.

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