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 EMMANUEL ANUOLUWAPO OPATOLA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Ilorin | Ilorin, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 2
" Getting into the Millennium Fellowship is a dream come true for me because it has given me the opportunity to fulfill one of my career goal for 2020. I am so delighted because this fellowship will allow me to get relevant trainings, connections and resources in advancing my social impact career. This fellowship is a great opportunity for me to share ideas and work with like minded people from cross-cultural regions of the world. I strongly believe that quality education and acquisition of relevant skills by people from all ages will enhance the development process of the society. This is why I am so passionate about improving the education system and the output of children and youths in solving societal problems and becoming top players in whatever profession and position they find themselves. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: iFuture
iFuture is aimed at promoting quality education by giving opportunities to students in secondary schools and tertiary institutions to gain access to relevant skills that will enhance their full participation in the society. iFuture will expose them to the lifestyle needed in the corporate world and give them access to tools that will help them develop their leadership experience and make them active citizens. Students will be equipped with skills for empowerment, maximum learning, employability, future of work, technology, global citizenship and sustainability.
Our goal is to reach at least 500 secondary school and tertiary institution students across Nigeria especially Kwara State in 2020. This will be achieved by organizing several seminars, training cohorts and workshops, and webinars for the students. We will be reaching those in the disconnected areas via two extensive radio programmes. We are so considered about the impacts made and thus, we will keep a close contact with our audience to check on their development progress.
About the Millennium Fellow
Emmanuel Opatola is a fourth year student studying Materials and Metallurgical Engineering at University of Ilorin, Nigeria. He is a global citizen who loves to work with anyone from any part of the world in solving global issues. Emmanuel is so passionate about achieving quality education for all at all levels and also improve the proficiency of young people through acquisition of relevant skills. He is the founder of iFuture. He is a first class student. He is specializing in metallurgy and corrosion engineering. Emmanuel has served in various leadership positions with notable achievements. He loves researching, learning and traveling.