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 TESTIMONY AYOMIDE ADEBIYI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University of Ilorin | Ilorin, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 4
" I believe a life well spent is one spent in service to humanity. Right from my younger days, it has always been my passion to help others in my community. I have come to realize, better ways and opportunities are lying around untapped to make a greater social impact. Millennium Campus Fellowship is a program that will allow student leaders to serve humanity and make the world a better place. Joining this program would be an ideal training ground as an empathetic and humble leader where my desired behaviour is the normal behaviour. The Millennium Fellowship is a platform that conveys, challenges and celebrates students which is my earnest desire as a student. This fellowship will provide me with the right knowledge and resources needed to propel my social impact career. Joining this fellowship would help me identify problems and equip me with the appropriate knowledge in effectively providing sustainable solutions. It would help me improve my leadership prowess to positively influence the society. It would grant me strategic connections with global change-makers and allow me to make partnerships for advanced social impact. Millennium Fellowship would give me access to diverse outlooks from role models that are making a change in global space.
Every experience gotten will help me with speed and direction in this journey of social impact I have embarked on. I would promote the Millennium Campus Fellowship among my other students in my networks, share resources and lessons gained on my campus. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Let Them Know The SDG's
The first building block in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals is to create awareness and this would lead to rapid achievement and faster progress of the Global Goals in the Decade of Action.
Those at the grassroot-level should be put at the centre of the SDG’s awareness and implementation. This is why I have developed this project named “Let Them Know The SDG’s” (LTKS) under SDG 4 which aims to educate the hard-to-reach on what the Sustainable Development Goals are, Why they need to achieve, and How they can contribute to the achievement of the goals. This project will be carried out via both traditional and online mode of communication which includes social media platforms , radio sessions and a tour across to various secondary schools in the city of Ilorin, Nigeria. At the end of this project, over 800 people will have been impacted. Rather than wait on the government, they would become aware on how much they can contribute to making the world a better place for them to live in.
This is the decade of action and no one must be left behind.
About the Millennium Fellow
Testimony Adebiyi is a content writer, public speaker, teacher, avid volunteer and SDG’s advocate with a specific interest in Goal 4 – Quality education. She has the vision to see a community where children irrespective of their socio-economic background. She has organized and participated in many community outreach that benefitted over 500 people advancing the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. She is passionate about personal development, social impact and journalism. She believes she is responsible for the generation coming after her and no one has to suffer the predicament she suffered. She is a leader per excellence who enjoys rising to challenges and learning new things. She is competitive, adaptable and a goal-getter with a passion for excellence. She is a dogged and charismatic lady with a mission to leave an indelible mark in the sands of time by positively impacting those around her. She is currently in her second year studying on Library and Information Science at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria