ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations.  30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year. 

The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year. 


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT OGHENERUONA ONOTHOJA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

University of Ibadan l Ibadan, Nigeria l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 9

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“I am very excited to be part of the Millennium family!”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Schooling for the Sustainable Development of the 21st century African Youth is a project aimed to create awareness and SDGs focused vision for schooling by African Youths. It also aims to create early childhood education opportunity for children in unserserved communities of Ibadan, Nigeria. The project will facilitate a one-health lecture with the primary goal of focusing medical studies and profession in achieving the SDGs, at Federation of Africa Medical Students Association (FAMSA) General Assembly, which will reach over 15,000 African medical students through artistic illustrations, while exploring social media as a means to disseminate and archive information. Secondly, the project will complete a library refurbishment for 6 middle and high schools in low income communities - providing technical and infrastructural support to 4,000 children.

About the Millennium Fellow

Onothoja Ogheneruona is a final year medical student of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and TEDx Licensee, where he organizes TED-like conferences to spark ideas and birth solutions to local problems by youths in his community. His passion for leadership, innovations and tapping into the potentials of youths has brought his team a number of accolades including the world bank social inclusion heroes nominee (USA), Nelson Mandela's Yali Fellowship, cohort 9 (Ghana), Inspire Africa fellowship (Nigeria), 1st Prize, 234 Entrepreneurial Campus tour (Nigeria), amongst other's. He continually seeks opportunities to strengthen his leadership skills towards contributing to development of effective educational programs and systems that will enable disadvantaged children and reach their full potential, regardless of who and where.

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