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Michelle Grace Phiri

Michelle Grace Phiri
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
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 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 lives .

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
2.Also I 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.
3.lack of family planning services amongst the youths with special features.

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

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 want to engage more young people mainly those with special needs to be able to have access to comprehensive sexual information and sexual and reproductive health services. Thus the grant and the exposure on this platform will help sharpen my leadership skills and also learn on how best I can relate reproductive health with youths with special features

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