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 IKEMESIT BENJAMIN TOBBY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Calabar | Calabar, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 8 & UNAI 2

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" The main reason I want to be a millenum fellow is to help educate and provide skill acquisition that is geared towards reducing the rate of unemployment in young school leavers and even students in school.
Being part of this programme, will also improve my analytical and leadership skills.
Being a Millennium Fellow will make me more attentive, collaborative and supportive and build a team that will accomplish set goals and get excellent results. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Youth Build Up Initiative

The youth build up initiative was birthed with sole aim of addressing the unemployability status of Nigerian youths after school having acquired the necessary skills in a particular field through empowerment, education and awareness programs. This Project aims at educating, empowering and creating awareness of the importance of soft skills for example effective communication, power of team work, empathy, conflict resolution when used in conjunction with hard skills acquired from school. This project is designed specifically for young Nigerians in senior secondary schools and tertiary institution leveraging on the wide use of electronic gadgets among this set of students targeted.

The project seeks to promote the employability quality of students graduating from schools through build up of character traits and interpersonal skills that reflects resourcefulness, ethical behaviour, productivity, empathy making use of online seminars, online capacity training, online competitions using platforms which are easily accessible by the targeted population which will drive social impact in any field of work where the students find themselves. The goal of this project is to increase young school leavers suitability for employment in the global work/business world. This project will first target senior secondary schools and tertiary institutions in the city of Calabar, Nigeria.

About the Millennium Fellow

Tobby, Ikemesit is a passionate dillingent and highly ambitious citizen. He hails from Eket LGA Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria.
He is currently a 400 level Student in The Faculty of Pharmacy University of Calabar.
He has a steady source of motivation that drives him to do his best in every task he finds himself doing. He has played leadership roles in various Health campaigns and socially impactive programmes that has helped and impacted the lives of many young people.
He has been a motivation and a role model to His colleagues in school.
He aspires to be a professional and also consistently organizing programmes that can improve the lives and unemployment status of young individuals and also provide maximum contribution in the development and advancement of the United Nation's goals.