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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT GERTRUDE OSEI TUTU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology | Kumasi, Ghana | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6
" I'm excited to be part of the Millennium Fellowship because it will give me the opportunity to interconnect with people from all kinds of places and this prospectively strong network will hopefully give me a larger platform for my work. I'm also anticipating to get practical counsel from people who are already effecting change all over the world so that I don't make mistakes which would definitively jeopardise my work. I want to learn how to deal with getting underwhelmed or overwhelmed with results and practical ways of breaking through to people. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Revealing Roots For Better Grasp
My project is centred on SDG 3, gender equality and seeks to challenge perjoration of religious text related to women through androcentric construal of said texts and publicise these findings to the public, especially marginalized women and uneducated indigenes who have no means of searching for these truths themselves.
About the Millennium Fellow
Gertrude Osei Tutu is a very perceptive and astute student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where she reads Petroleum Engineering. In her department, she serves as a member of the Women's Commission, where she helps in the publication of Look Before You Leap, which is a series that focuses on informing Petroleum Engineering students about life in the oil industry so that they go into it with eyes open and specifically highlights the life of females on the rig and the reception of the industry to females. Gertrude also serves as a Hall Representative for her church - Ghana Methodist Students' Union - where she attends to the welfare of nearly a hundred people and delivers Scripture-based expositions to small groups of people. Gertrude has always been awake to inequality in the society but more so since she got to the university and realised the diffuseness of androcentrism in the views of not only males, but females. This has inspired her to work not only in advocating for rights but also in appealing to the minds and hearts of the masses because to her, that is where change is most needed.