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 PASCHALINE CHIAMAKA ONWUKA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Nigeria | Nsukka, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 1, 8, 9 & UNAI 3
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it would give me a huge platform to address various issues affecting my country Nigeria which poverty is the crux of the problem. I hope to bring about positive change and promote the mindset for change. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Digital Productivity
Research has Shown that more than half of people in Nigeria are living in abject poverty and without gainful employment. Providing them with necessary skills to thrive in a digital world is the main aim of this project.
With the emergence of a lot of technological products and tools, a lot of youths are now spending most of their time on social media and other networking platforms.
Here in Nigeria an average Nigerian youth spends much on data Subscription just to come online on social media. That is why I am working towards the empowerment of youths to teach them on how to leverage on technology to acquire digital skills, start a business and contribute to the economic growth of the society, instead of just spending so much time and money on social media, they can divert it into working on skills that will benefit them in the future.
Examples of the digital skills being taught are- Copywriting, Content Creation, Essay Writing, Mobile Phone Graphics Design, Debating and Public Speaking, podcasting, Social media marketing, Video Animation, personal branding, SEO etc
The Vision for this project is that by the end of the Millennium Fellowship 2020, over 200 people will have acquired a new skill set that will enable them fend for themselves.
About the Millennium Fellow
Onwuka Paschaline is a Nigerian and is currently a 5th year Medicine and Surgery student in the University of Nigeria. Paschaline loves to write and is a voracious reader. She belongs to Rotaract club, Medical Research and Humanitarian Society (MEDRHUS). She is also a huge advocate for the SDGs.