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 OLUWASEUN SUNDAY LAWAL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Lagos | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 4, SDG 8 & UNAI 4
" My face beamed with joy and my teeth sparkled with laughter when I received the congratulatory message welcoming me to the Millennium Fellowship class of 2020. If there is one thing I have learnt during the whole process, it's the fact that doing good is a reward in itself. The Millennium Fellowship selection committee proved this to be right because they recognized the salient effort I have been making to impact the lives of other people while also trying to build mine too. This is a great leap for me and I won't stop fighting the battle to end poverty and hunger that plagues humanity in this generation. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: The BuildYou Initiative
The BuildYou Initiative project seeks to promote Goal 4 and Goal 8 by ensuring that young Nigerians are educated beyond the four walls of the classroom while also acquiring soft skills that would bring about innovation and help them to build an entrepreneurial mindset which in turn will contribute to the growth of our economy.
• To ensure that Young Nigerians are aware of the SDGs.
• To encourage them to advance the global goals wherever they find themselves.
• To make them see a need to add value to themselves and build capacity.
• To equip them with Soft Skills that prepare them for an advancing world.
• To help them sharpen their skills to build an entrepreneurial mindset.
By the end of the Millennium Fellowship, the team hopes to impact the lives of 500 people.
About the Millennium Fellow
Oluwaseun Lawal is a 300 Level student of the Department of Economics, University of Lagos. In 2020, he became a member of Sustainable Development Advocates (SDA), University of Lagos after going through rigorous training and tests and he is currently overseeing a project that seeks to empower about a thousand young Nigerians in soft skills development.
He is a scholar and a political enthusiast, and he is always seeking for opportunities to demonstrate his leadership skills in service to humanity.