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Michelle Grace Phiri

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Michelle Grace Phiri - 2017 Nominee
Position: secretary
Organization: Chancellor College Youth Action Movement
Current Location: Malawi, Africa
Pursuing a bachelor's degree from The chancellor's college .Bachelor's degree in education social studies
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Certificate in business management
Michelle participated his just ended union summit in Ethiopia, she is also the Secretary of chancellor college youth action movement which advocate youth on sexual health rights – vitumbiko gwambaike, chairmain at Chancellor College Youth Action Movement
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I am focused on providing sexual reproductive health information and family planning services amongst the youths especially those with special needs .why do I do that?because I feel that they belong to a group of minorities that are usually taken advantage of and neglected due to communicate barriers thus I try to curb this gap and ensure that they get the right needed information that can help them in their reproductive lives .
2.I am engaged in comprehensive sexual education under youth action movement Malawi where we provide comprehensive sexual education and family planning information to youths in primary, secondary schools and also those in colleges since sexual reproductive age people are usually in these institutions.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

The increase in the number of girls giving birth early raised an urge within me to start advocating for family planning methods amongst my fellow youths .
I also noticed that most of the services for family planning were not youth friendly as a result I decided to engage myself in family planning advocacy in order to advocate for youth friendly services amongst the youths.
3.lack of family planning services amongst the youths with special features due to communication barriers .

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

Firstly I conduct sexual reproductive health talks with the sexually active groups that's those from primary school,secondary schools and even those from colleges.
2.My colleagues and i host a radio program that talks about sexual reproductive health and contraceptive use and also during this program we get to different views from the youths themselves on the issue of contraceptives

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? :

The platform will help me learn and exchange ideas with other leaders thus improving my abilities on how I can conduct my family planning leadership services.
2.I would love to reach out to more youths especially those who are disabled in order that they know more about the family planning services thus the grant will enable me get the rightful resources to realize my goal

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