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Grace Nasike

Grace Nasike
Position: cofounder
Organization: Reprodrive CBO
Current Location: Kenya, Kenya Africa
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with IT
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Certificate in first aid- St John Ambulance
Certificate in public Health
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Faida award
    Awarding Organization:
    Junior Achievement Kenya
  • Award:
    Uzuri Award
    Awarding Organization:
    Junior Achievement, Kenya
A medical student from maseno university supporting an awareness campaign on endometriosis in Uasin Gishu County, she supports one of the endometriosis Champion Through School advocacy and adolescent and youth training on sexually transmitted illnes – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

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.

What sparked your passion for 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.

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

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.

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? :

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.

Upload photos showing yourself in the field/at work. Up to three photos.
Speaking to a young lady on the importance of family planning after birth., After a session with 3 different generation groups sharing the importance of family planning., Recieving my global health certificate from Don Eliseo Prinslo(University of Liverpool)

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