ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT EMMANUEL OKORWOIT, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
African Leadership University | Pamplemousses, Mauritius | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" Anybody who doesn't change their mind a lot is dramatically underestimating the complexities of the world we live in. My focus for being a Millennium Fellow is to search for breakthrough knowledge that radically transforms how I see the world. With the diverse community, I will gain a broad perspective of issues facing us as humans and how to design innovative solutions. And over time, experiencing more perspectives becomes the reward in its own right.
I do the work I do to create a safe planet for humans. I believe the one step I take now will one day become a thousand steps that will drive the change we cry for. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Innovatopedia
Innovatopedia is a hub dedicated to enhancing the traditional school learning pattern in African schools by introducing students to modern technology and equipping them with requisite skills to tackle real-world problems. Innovatopedia is bridging the gap between the traditional African school system and the modern technological world by introducing an unconventional learning model that is self-paced allowing students to own their learning experience while pushing them to reach their full potential. Mathematics as a core subject in the school curriculum will be utilized by Innovatopedia to help students understand how to build blockchains and algorithms. Innovatopedia will also ensure that the relevance of all traditional school subjects in the real world is preserved by breaking them down for easier comprehension by the students. With this knowledge, the students can now solve many of the global challenges such as the processing of agricultural products into bio-renewable products.
Innovatopedia also aims to be an innovation and technology hub that equips students with necessary problem-solving and critical thinking skills absent in the traditional school system. Innovatopedia will unconventionally facilitate learning by allowing students to learn by doing. Our focus will be on school-going or high school graduates whom we hope to engage in activities that push them to maximize their potential while also having fun. We aim to have complementary classes in subjects such as agriculture, infrastructure, good health and wellbeing, sustainable cities and communities, climate change, affordable and clean energy etc so that more students are encouraged to understand the problems and then consequently solve them. This way, we hope that the high school students will be the hope of the future where all, or at least most of the problems, will have been solved.
About the Millennium Fellow
Emmanuel Okorwoit is a Sophomore student at the African Leadership University, Mauritius studying Computing. He is a Kenyan citizen deeply passionate about data analysis and digital technology. His biggest question has been his mission. It is how can he redefine the Tech and corporate system to be more inclusive not only for the few living on the island of prosperity but also for the many living in the ocean of poverty. His north star is rooted in connecting with people and aligning ethos and belief systems to establish a deep connection. His main ingredient to achieve this is Human willpower. Connect with diverse young Africans whom they share the same dream, who care, who are aware and who are ready to engage.
He aims to impact over 10,000 young students in Kenya with digital literacy to help prepare them for the future. Stirred by his passion, he is also doing cloud computing to equip himself with the skills that will help him redefine the world.
He is a great believer of the Ubuntu philosophy "I am because you are". Through this philosophy, he believes in our human experiences and our interaction which form a sustainable ecosystem that can drive the change we yearn for.