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 ENIOLA RIDWAN OLADIPUPO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University of Lagos | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 16 & UNAI 6
" The passion derived from sports participation is unmatched. I am deeply fascinated by the unity encouraged by sports. I intend to utilise this exquisite actions to drive global development. Unarguably, the Millennium Fellowship will serve as a sole pedestal to achieving this feat! "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Promoting Unity Through Sports
Sports in Nigeria are unarguably appreciated for the exuberance feelings it generates and the unity in diversification it promotes. Despite the consensual fawning of sports, there are existential problems associated with sports being viewed as a viable source of economy. A typical example in the lives of youths in Nigeria is becoming a sportsman, or sportswoman is faced with discriminating comments about sports being a waste of time careerwise, as only a rare proportions make it to the top. Particularly, the older generations see sports as entertainment and not a platform to ascertain their children's careers. While their apprehension might be justified due to Nigeria's situation, I strongly believe that interested persons should be supported and not outright rejected. The support can, however, be enhanced with additional skill sets that can thrive in Nigeria. This is the crux of my project. I am raising awareness of sports' role in economic development and creating mindsets reorientation towards interested sports persons. As a member of the Sustainable Development Advocates (SDA), which is a students' SDGs club at the University of Lagos, I'll be implementing this project under their auspices through partnerships.
About the Millennium Fellow
Eniola Oladipupo is a Senior Year student at the University of Lagos studying Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is passionate about sport management for human development. As such, he has organized various sporting events at the University of Lagos, which has impacted over a thousand students. During the Millennium Fellowship, Eniola hopes to foster sports participations through advocacy and events convening, aimed at human development.
Oladipupo aspires to be a sport analyst and politician to drive global change.