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 ONYEMA OBI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Lagos | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 9
" In life there are things we can not change, situations we have no rule over, conditions we are subject to live in. but this i always have in mind: that whenever i am given an opportunity to impact on the lives around me, change the situations around me amongst many other things, i do it as if the world depends on it, cause the world actually depends on it. This is why i am excited to be a Millennium Fellow: for the privilege given to me to impact the lives of people around me for the better. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Save the Environment
Save the environment is a project that will educated people on the problems of generating too much waste through consumption of sachet water, bottle water and use of "takeaway" packs, its effect on the environment and how to reduce this waste. what save the environment will be doing is promoting the use of water bottles and re-usable plates majorly through seminars, lectures, social media, e.t.c. as a means to reduce the consumption of sachet water, bottle water and the use of "takeaway" packs. we also plan to effect a water refill station so as reduce the amount of waste generated by purchase of sachet and bottled water. we(my team and i) will be starting from the University of Lagos. This is because the University of Lagos is a perfect community due to the availability of certain things electricity and so on This project will not only protect the environment, but it will also save individuals the cost of paying for disposable plates and bottle. I see this project as a win win for both the people and the environment they live in.
About the Millennium Fellow
Obi Onyema lives in Lagos, Nigeria and is a final year student of the University of Lagos, Nigeria, studying chemical engineering. He is passionate about what he does and excited at learning new things. He plays board games for fun and enjoys listening to songs.