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 OYINKANSOLA BUKOLA OLUWASANJO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Lagos | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 9
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow, because it is a veritable platform for the promotion of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), that is associated with the curbing of fruit wastage tradition which is peculiar to many communities in my country. Being a member of the millennium Fellowship, means that I will get the opportunity to meet other individuals across the globe, that are passionate about proffering workable solutions to this anomaly that pervade their environment. Connecting with amazing passion driven youths like me from around the globe, I will have an opportunity to make great impact in my community and contribute to my future profession, in terms of values and leadership, in order to lead and organize future projects and organizations. I am so happy it will be platform to another phase of invaluable learning. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Curbing fruit wastage tradition
Fruit wastage has been a major problem in my community. Most of the fruit produced in my community are from subsistence farmers; majority of these farmers don't have good storage facilities to keep these produce fresh and in good condition for sales in markets and as well as for consumption. Due to statistics about 50 % of their fruit products are in good condition for sales, while the other 50% is wasted due to poor harvesting, transportation problems and poor storage facilities. During the Millennium Fellowship this August to December, the project will focus on organizing seminars to educate farmers, harvesters and farm laborers on how to organize and stack fruits, fruiterers on how to keep fruits for safe consumption, as well as nutritional benefits for the well being of consumers.
About the Millennium Fellow
Oluwasanjo Oyinkansola is a 400 level student of Computer Engineering in the University of Lagos. She is GOD fearing, hardworking and resilient, an avid learner, creative and perseverant. She enjoys researching on new technologies on software development as well as new innovations in electrical and electronics aspect of engineering. She is very determined and focused.