Certificate in public Health
- Award:Faida awardAwarding Organization:Junior Achievement Kenya
- Award:Uzuri AwardAwarding Organization:Junior Achievement, Kenya
Having an impact on a young person's life is the greatest achievement. I have been able to mentor young people like myself into realising that consequences for not using family planning methods are heavy to bear especially for young girls who need to stand out and compete the boychild. I have used the older generation to give their personal accounts with regards to challenges they faced for not using family planning method. I have engaged the youth in games,sport and dance to make the environment youth friendly to openly share ideas and thoughts.
Through Reprodrive, I have patnered with Empower her Initiative to empower youth mothers in campus to continue with education while walking the path of family planning.
During my research on Endometriosis, I discovered that so many young people were having unprotrcted sex then exposing themselves to the crude abortion methods that are illegal. So many people also live in poor condition because their budget cannot cater for the growing family.
It was also important to have in mind that contraceptives areused as management methods for endometriosis. This sparked my interest into advocating for use of family planning especially by the youth.
Whenever I go to the field,I let my audience speak and express themselves openly while reassuring them and making them feel important. This increases their interest towards the subject.
I have also mentored young people into presenting their petitions to the county government and led them into active budget participation to ensure there is allocation for family planning and reproductive issues.
I would create a youth friendly center in a community set-up that educate the youth, allow them to express themselves, give counselling services and get contraceptives without stigmatization, shame or isolation.