ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
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.
“I am so thrilled to be a Millennium fellow! I see this as a grand opportunity for me to learn from and share my thoughts with visionary change makers from different parts of the world. I do what I do because I am passionate about impacts. It's humbling to share a learning platform with persons who are also passionate about change. I believe that at the end of my fellowship, I will be a better leader and a more result- oriented person.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
Scribble the Future (STF) is an initiative that seeks to improve the reading culture of young persons, especially females, in Nigeria, by utilising the tool of poetry. STF is lead by Taiwo Olawehinmi. Taiwo and her team are privileged to work with highly motivated and visionary volunteers who are passionate about females, youths and education. They are currently working on a poetry anthology for females in Nigeria, as females are limited by stereotypes instead of freely expressing themselves. Poetry is a strong tool of expression. They also look forward to organising a Literary Revolution conference that will feature panellists passionate about teenagers, females, capacity building and education. Youths (males and females) will be in attendance. Secondary school students will also be in attendance, as we have realised that the poor reading culture of Nigerian youths stems from their poor foundation. They also look forward to having an outreach to a public secondary school, later in the year. The outreach will be geared towards encouraging the students to take education and reading seriously. They might even donate books to the school as well. By the end of the year, we anticipate that about 100—150 persons would gave been impacted by our projects.
About the Millennium Fellow
Taiwo Olawehinmi is a Pharmacist-in-training with a desire to change the sphere of healthcare in Nigeria in particular and in Africa as a whole, through measured actions in the aspects of journalism and effective policy making. An alumnus of CommonPurpose Global Leadership Experience and a member of the YALI network, Taiwo cherishes cultural intelligence and immersion. Taiwo is committed to good leadership, active youth participation and effective management. Taiwo is motivated by the fact that if we are always doing something positive, there is no limit to how much we can achieve. Having volunteered for a number of organisations centred on advocacy for education, good health, and recently female empowerment, Taiwo is excited about the roles she is playing in helping Nigeria become the Nigeria of her dreams.