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 PAUL AYODEJI OLA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

EARTH University | San José, Costa Rica | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 1

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" Imagination leads to creativity which leads to solutions that solves problems. Taking part in the Millennium Fellowship will enhance the skills needed for me to develop my imagination into creative solutions to problems. Every activity I will participate in the Millennium Fellowship will help harness the skills necessary for every social activity I will embark on in different communities which will align to the SDG’s goals. I am overjoyed to embark in this journey of learning and building skills that solves real-life problems. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: ECO-WHEEL

ECO-WHEEL works on gathering and reusing household waste as reasonable substrates to produce Maggots and manure. Maggots are affordable, green, and sustainable high protein feed/ supplement for livestock like pigs, poultry, birds, and fish. We started with a demonstration for practical and teaching purposes at our campus and then proceeded to surrounding communities. We use videos and small pamphlets to reach and educate people in and out of the university. The objective of the project is to provide a cheap alternative supplementary feed(maggots) for farmers, to promote a farming practice that is economically viable, socially just, and environmentally friendly, and to reduce the energy loss within the food web and also promote the spirit of recycling.

About the Millennium Fellow

Paul Ayodeji Ola is an intelligent and creative student at Earth University, Costa Rica. He was born in Nigeria where he grew up and currently living in Costa Rica where he studies Agricultural science and Natural resources because of his goal to solve problems regarding food security. Paul has always been a child who is very interested in the social and economic access to sufficient and nutritious food that meets the dietary needs of his community. His concern to food security in his community has made him an active and goal-orientated child. During his stay with his parents back in Nigeria, he was able to start a successful cat-fish farming project in his community due to the scarcity and how expensive it is for people to afford it. He aspires to become a Biotechnologist and Agronomist in the future to help create solutions to pressing problems in his community and beyond in regards to food security.