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.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT OKECHUKWU ELIJAH UCHE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

African Leadership University | Pamplemousses, Mauritius | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

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" I believe that the world’s greatest need is ethical and entrepreneurial leaders who can effect lasting changes by engaging in treating the root cause of problems rather than just mere symptoms. I am grateful to be part of the Millennium Fellowship because it would serve as a pedestal and a huge learning curve for me to unleash my potentials and further stimulate my development and growth in advancing and advocating for quality education, ethical and entrepreneurial leaders. I am also excited to work and collaborate with likeminds in shaping lives, improving communities, and creating a lasting impact of limitless possibilities. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: I-Succeed Network

Most students in rural areas lack knowledge about the variety of opportunities (both
academics and non-academic) available to them after graduation. It is divided into two main
parts and also has a minor feature which would be a podcast. The first part of the project
involves organizing campaigns and visiting schools in remote rural areas in Ghana to
enlighten high school students from these schools about the opportunities and programs
available to high school students. The Ashesi team will walk them through what they have to
do to be fully equipped with the necessary skills to be entitled to these opportunities. The
second part of the problem involves organizing a 3month mentorship program between high
school students from rural areas with student volunteers from universities worldwide. The
mentor-mentee pairing will be done considering the students' career aspirations. Through
this mentorship program, the students will learn from their seniors who when through the
process before them. They will be able to gain guidance concerning their path after high
school graduation.
The podcast would focus on having talks with student entrepreneurs. This would be to discuss how
these entrepreneurs came up with their business what inspires them and advice they would give to
other students. The Ashesi team sees this as a necessary feature of the project because we would
not want students to only focus of graduating and finding work. However, we would want some
of these students to start up business which would in tend employ their mates and reduce the rate
of unemployment in the country.
This project is mainly focused on advancing SDG 4 and promoting the goal 5 of UNAI goals.

About the Millennium Fellow

Okechukwu Uche is a people centered and impact focused leader with a passion to build and transform communities across the globe. He is a sophomore at African Leadership University, Mauritius majoring in Business Management with a keen interest in ethical leadership and education.

He has a resilient and creative spirit, believes in people’s potential and consciously works towards creating platforms and opportunities for people to grow, thrive and transform their communities.

He has been recognised for his hard work, leadership and academic prowess and was recently proclaimed as 50 Most Promising Leader of the Future by Fela Durotoye (Multiple Award Winning Leadership Coach).