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 BIBITAYO ADERONKE ADEGBITE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Obafemi Awolowo University | Ife, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

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" Public speaking, writing, and community development are what I've come to know to be my strong points. Being part of the Millennium Fellowship, I believe strongly that I will be able to polish these skills even as I reach out to younger ones in secondary schools and around, fulfilling the SDG goals. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Knowledge November

Knowledge November is a project which aims to promote literacy and education among the most vulnerable and disadvantaged school age children in Ile-Ife, Osun State. Nigeria. Education is the bed rock of development in any human society. The ability to read and write is fundamental to learning, innovation and creating socio-economic and scientific solutions.

With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, many homes and families are faced with financial hardships, the government have announced a slash in budgetary allocation to education which all the more makes the prospect of receiving quality education grimmer for children in these communities.

Now in its second year, we hope that through Knowledge November children can find joy in learning and dream of a bright and prosperous future. The project embarks on a month long awarenes, advocacy and fundraising campaign program asking for greater funding and support for the education of children especially from poor communities.

In the first week of December we commit to donating books and stationeries from money raised to community schools which have been identified to be underfunded and in need. We also speak with the pupils to encourage them and inspire them on their learning journey.

About the Millennium Fellow

Bibitayo Adegbite is a four hundred level medical student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife,Osun state, Nigeria. She is one who has a strong affinity for spoken word, writing and public speaking. She believes that not all bold are rude. And she upholds the values of humility and integrity in all she does. She is one who believes that the growing ones can have an easier path to tread when we direct them calmly and by passing them enough information. She would study psychology if not medicine. Because she believes that the state of one's mental health helps a lot in all that one does and plans. She's one aspiring for platforms to influence life. And she believes this is a start to it all.