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 DAVID ANGYUUM NEREH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Ashesi University | Accra, Ghana | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 1

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" Sympathy and love, fuelled by the desire to alleviate human suffering drive my work. As a member of the great Millennium Fellowship program, I believe more skills in me will be unearthed to solve more problems. The skills I will gain from Millennium Fellowship will make my social impact on students, school dropouts and peasant farmers more tangible and align with the UNAI principles and SDGs. I am happy to be part of the drivers of change. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: IshangoPlus

Most students in rural areas lack knowledge about the variety of opportunities (both academics and non-academic) available to them after graduation. The project 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 3-month 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 went 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 have the only focus of graduating and finding work. However, we would want some of these students to start up businesses which would intend to employ their mates and reduce the rate of unemployment in the country.

About the Millennium Fellow

David Nereh Angyuum is a results-oriented Electrical Engineering student, with a desire to specialize in high-level problem solving, process efficiency and day-to-day maintenance in a manufacturing environment. He had his basic and high schools education at St Charles Catholic school and St Francis Xavier Junior Seminary respectively. Currently, He is a final year student at Ashesi University, Ghana. At Ashesi University, David learned the importance of applying ethical behavior and critical thinking in solving problems. His passion to alleviate poverty in rural settlements of Ghana necessitated the formation RuPE masterplan, where he aims to support farmers to boost their productivity, and also train school dropouts to acquire skills that will enable them to set up lucrative businesses.