Eunice Emefa Kufoalor
My contributions to and achievements have been helping young people make the right and wise decisions when it comes to family planning. I tell them, "if you don't want a baby now, come to me and i will tell you what to do". I have been very practical in educating how to use the various methods and i know it has been worthwhile.
The fact that young people are not allowed to talk about issues regarding sex in my community not to even family planning. I realized that, young people are engaging in sexual activities even though its a subject no one would want to address. I thought, "If young people will still engage in sexual activities if told to abstain, then why not tell them about the options they have so they can practice safe sex"? And this is what sparked and inspired my passion for family planning.
With my religious background, people think I am playing the devils advocate. As i explain things and give reasons for my actions, some seem to agree but others would still shut their minds and not give me a listening ear.
The biggest challenge is the frown on young people taking up family planning services. I believe this can be addressed when education goes down well with everyone, telling them that (1) times have changed and young people seem to be engaging in more sexual activities than it used to be in the past, (2) to prevent the loss of lives of young people through unsafe abortions and, (3) to give young people a bright future
I want to have a well established NGO with a primary focus in educating young people on sexual and reproductive health issues.