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Enitan OLUWA

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Enitan OLUWA - 2017 Nominee
Position: Program Coordinator, IYAFP-Lagos. Family Planning Advocate/Peer Educator
Organization: IYAFP-Nigeria
Current Location: Lagos
B.A English (Literature) from Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos.
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
- Code4impact | Lagos, Nigeria Jun. 2016-Aug. 2016
An Hacey initiative to educate young girls on web design, game creation and hardware works to facilitate social change. Acquired skills in html and Css design

- Peer Education Training | Lagos, Nigeria Aug. 2015-Aug. 2015
Facilitated by the Counselling Unit, University of Lagos in collaboration with Lagos State AIDS Control Agency and Youth Empowerment Foundation. Got to understand the appropriate health measures to take during health emergencies and also identify gaps in discovering victims of emerging sexually transmitted Diseases.

- Digital Business Management | Lagos, Nigeria Oct. 2014-Oct. 2014
Participated in a Digital Business Management Training organized by Google Nigeria and Lagos Business School developed to bring small and medium businesses (SMBs) online in a lasting way. • The program leveraged on Google’s third party model to help grow the digital agency ecosystem in Africa to support businesses in their online journey.
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    National Merit Award
    Awarding Organization:
    All Nigerian Rotaract District; Multi District Information Organization.
    Date Awarded:
    July 20, 2013
  • Award:
    Icon of Progress
    Awarding Organization:
    National Union of Lagos State Students (NULASS) 2009.
    Date Awarded:
    May 30, 2009
  • Award:
    Man' O War Blue Badge for outstanding participants
    Awarding Organization:
    Citizenship and leadership training Centre (Sea School) Apapa
    Date Awarded:
    December 14, 2008
With a passion for Adolescent Reproductive Health and gender rights; she advocates for issues relating to provision and use of Family Planning products and services. She also mentors youths on how family planning can be beneficial to them – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

As a digital media enthusiast, I utilize my dexterity in propagating the gospel of Family Planning via Social Media and other digital platforms for the young adults; my target audience. I have facilitated over 20 trainings in partnership with clubs and societies on campus. In my capacity as a volunteer, I have enlightened and sensitized about 2,500 youths especially women on the importance of Family planning uptake. I counsel youths on access to Family Planning and services. I have work closely with the Anti-Aids club of Lagos and other NGOS to take comprehensive sexuality education to several groups of young people in secondary schools with our key focus been in the areas of responsible sexual behaviours, abstinence education as well family planning services, education and provision.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

Working as a volunteer in my less privileged community brought me closer to the reality of how far access to safe, accurate, high quality, affordable and voluntary family planning which is a basic human right is very far from many young girls and women who want to avoid pregnancy. I also discovered how many girls are at risk because they are denied basic reproductive health and right services and information. I enjoy helping people learn about reproductive health services available to them,

Give one or two examples of how you display leadership in your family planning work.:

One of my greatest awakenings in the course of Family Planning advocacy is how more attention needs to be paid to those coming after me. There is a dearth of quality mentorship and role models. I lead a group of about forty young people and volunteers in a bid to pass on family planning values to the next generation. We are working to demystify family planning. A new generation is being raised gradually and the future holds so much beauty; these young ones renew hope in us and for humanity.

If you are named a winner of 120 under 40, how will you use this new platform and the $1000 grant to advance your work? :

Many youths in my community are exposed to sex, girls get pregnant without a plan for survival as they do not have access to FP services. This platform and the $1,000 grant will advance my advocacy pursuits; I will partner with Primary Health Care Centres within my reach in facilitating youth friendly trainings, supply free FP products and services.I will engage more focused discussion in schools in my Oto-Awori community and environs where a large number of these affected girls are clustered.

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