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 STYVE OREL ZEUMO LEKANE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" I value leadership, teamwork, and creativity. I consider them as driving forces that make me always surpass my boundaries and become a better version of myself. Being a Millennium Fellow will help develop these skills even more through the various interactions with my peers and the lecturers. I will have the opportunity to learn and collaborate with others who are interested in the same SDG as me "

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

Styve Lekane defines himself as a global citizen who has a genuine interest in the world as a community and the problems that affect it. He grew up in Cameroon where he identified a lot of challenges within his community. Challenges that could have been solved with the right technological skillset, but yet persist till today. Today, he is studying Computer Science at Ashesi University with a strong interest in specializing in Data Science and Machine Learning. He believes in the effectiveness of using a data-driven approach to problem-solving. He values communication, leadership, creativity, and teamwork. He had the opportunity to organize and teach in coding boot camps in the past years to empower the young and the female in particular with stem education. Styve aspires to become a technopreneur and social entrepreneur who will make the world a better place through technology.