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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. 



University of Nigeria | Nsukka, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3


" I am excited to be part of the Millennium Fellowship because it offers a great platform to work and connect with like minds across the globe.I strongly believe we can make quality education more accessible to developing countries and with the right network, commitment, and resources, we will close the gap and shortfalls in no distance time. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Sparkle Project

Sparkle Project is geared towards enhancing quality education in developing countries and it’s consists of two pathways, an online platform and physical outreach.

For the first pathway, Stanley will see to the completion and design of a user-interactive website called AFRILCATE.

Afrilcate is an educational website that creatively breaks down complex science subjects into simple and easy to understand articles.

We believe that learning can be fun when made interactive or curated in such a manner that readers can relate with.

The Millennium Fellowship program for 2020 falls in the period of the global pandemic and there is an increasing need for students to be able to learn and stay updated from the comfort of their homes.
The educational contents will be grouped into different learning modules and learning guides and these modules explicitly cover all major topics under a focused term.

The resources will be made available to over 100 regional students within the 1st month of going live. The learning resources in Afrilcate will be produced and branded with Africa-inspired photos, infographics, videos, media previews and afro-centric case studies to enable better retention in Africa students.

With Afrilcate, Stanley intends to make sure students in developing countries have free access to in-depth educational resources in the online space.

The 2nd phase of the Sparkle Project is the physical outreach which will be carried out in October upon re-opening and resumption of school activities.The outreach will be carried out in public secondary schools of selected local government in Enugu State with a projection of 120 students.

The goal of the outreach is to educate high school students on how to be purpose-driven and value-oriented alongside spurring them to a higher level of significance in their academic pursuit.

With these two pathways, Sparkle project will help reduce the margin of illiteracy and at the same time provide ease of access to quality educational resources.

About the Millennium Fellow

Stanley Udegbunam is a final year student from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He's a front-end programmer and passionate about SDG 4. He has a keen interest in technology, engineering design, and simulations and develops web programs that help tackle educational difficulties.

Stanley has volunteered in various organizations like AIESEC Enugu where he served as the team leader projects for iGV and regional TED events. He was the faculty Coordinator for the Hult Prize Foundation and certified by AIESEC International for being one of the top 10 active members for IC2020 after bringing Nigeria to the major spotlight.

He recently founded AFRILLY, an educational initiative designed for achieving universal access to quality education in different African countries. In his leisure time, he likes researching, playing keyboard, documenting creative photos, and making new friends.

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