ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT EMMANUEL TOLULOPE AWOSIKA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University of Lagos, College of Medicine | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" I am excited to be part of this year's Millennium Fellowship cohort because it represents a chance to acquire essential skills and transform myself into a better leader, communicator, and social impact worker. I believe the Fellowship will provide access to opportunities for creating bigger impact in society. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Tech Tour
In Nigeria, digital literacy has remained low for many years. This problem is more severe in low-income areas where individuals have no access to stable electricity, mobile devices, or personal computers.
For children growing up in a world where access and use of information and communication technologies are crucial, digital illiteracy can limit their opportunities. This perhaps explains the massive disparities in income and standard of living between rural and urban dwellers.
The TechTour 3.0 project hopes to increase the rate of digital literacy in Nigeria through brief teaching sessions at select secondary schools. Last year, instructors from the TechTour program visited schools in Akute, a rural community in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial nerve center.
For this year's program, TechTour again visited selected schools in Akute, Lagos. We believed it was better to build on the progress recorded last year instead of reaching new areas. Of course, future editions will be bigger and visit more locations.
The TechTour program is structured to provide the greatest impact in the shortest time frame. Instructors focus on critical digital skills such as:
A. Knowledge of computer hardware and software
B. Working with programs
C. File management
D. Word processing
E. Using e-mail software
F. Accessing the internet
Throughout the program, which is slated to last 1-2 days, expert tutors will assist students in acquiring a basic understanding of digital technologies and how to use them. In addition, participants will benefit from live demonstrations and complete practical tasks to show their understanding of concepts.
The TechTour initiative aims to advance SDG 4 (Education), which seeks to promote inclusive and fair education while ensuring lifelong learning opportunities for all people. This project will contribute to achieving Target 4.4 of SDG 4 — an increase in the number of people with a basic grasp of information and communication technology (ICT).
About the Millennium Fellow
Emmanuel Awosika studies Mass Commmunication at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is passionate about liberty, philanthropy, societal development, and has participated in several charitable projects to create social impact in society. A firm believer in the power of digital skills to drive transformation and development, Emmanuel plans to encourage the acquisition of digital skills, especially in Nigeria's low-income areas.