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 REBECCA VUMILIA ELIEZER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" I am very excited to be a Milllennium fellow because in this team I get to meet like-minded people. I look forward to discuss and get insights on many pressing issues with different students across the globe who have a different exposure to matters as I do. It was my ultimate desire to be part of a team that believes a better world is stil possible if we all work to realize the SDG goals.I am truly delighted and prepared to do my best, both by bringing my project to light and by being an excellent team player. "

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

Rebecca Eliezer is an undegraduate student at Ashesi University currently studying business administation. Rebecca has always been passionate about finding ways to save her community from the problem of poor education, something that she was a victim of before. She believes that everybody in the world deserves access to quality and equitable education regardless of their economic, marital or social status. In that light, she founded an organisation called WE CAN whose entire aim is to make accessible qaulity and equitable education to kids in Dzaleka refugee camp.