Ilerioluwa Lawal and Idornigie Oshoke, 500 level MBBS students were recently awarded The Resolution Fellowship at the recently concluded Youth Assembly at The United Nations held from the 14th – 16th February, 2018 for the project Ecodrive Africa which aims to create cleaner, healthier and more sustainable African communities by restructuring waste management in Africa.
They recognize that a cleaner Africa is dependent on individual members of African societies, so what Ecodrive aims at is to organize masterclasses in schools, organizations and communities together with outreaches to sensitize individuals about the need for them to be responsible consumers, appropriately dispose waste and be involved in the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.
They went through two stages of presentations at the Youth Assembly. The first day 14th, February, 2018, entailed having a stand and creating visuals for the stand, they also had to pitch their idea to everyone who visited the stand for a period of 2 hours. Judges were also present to listen to their ideas. At the end of the day, 11 finalists were selected based on votes from the audience and marks awarded by the judges.
The second day 15th, February 2018 entailed making a presentation and delivering the presentation to judges who assessed the validity, feasibility and sustainability of the projects and decided on the winners of the Resolution Fellowship.
At the closing ceremony of the Youth Assembly, on the 16th, February 2018, they were called up to the United Nations Stage to receive their Fellowship .