I am a peer Educator and a member of the Society Against HIV and AIDS(SAHA), a student advocacy group within the University of Botswana whose mandate is to foster HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention as well as educating the university community on Sexual reproductive Health and Rights. Through SAHA I have facilitated on various seminars and discussions within the university and in various parts of the country as part of our community outreach program, educating different communities on SRHR. I am also a facilitator for Young 1ove, an organisation that deals with proving youth with live saving,evidence based information in relation to HIV/AIDS. I am an activist and an advocate of SRHR and family planning as I believe that these two are basic Human Rights that every individual is entitled to
the number of births resulting from unintended births as well the realities of illegal abortions occurring in the country is very alarming, not to mention the lack of Information or rather interest by young people in their own sexual Reproductive Health rights. Something had to be done and I took it upon myself to be actively involved in disseminating such information.
The biggest challenge I ever experienced was during my visit to Mozambique where I was a volunteer with The Kutenga organization. it was there that I experienced a situation like none before where women did not know how to use a female condom and where not even interested in using it. This lack of information and awareness is very common among young people. I have found Comprehensive Sex education to be quite a useful tool in combating this challenge
The main Challenge in Botswana remains HIV/AIDS, lack of information or rather ignorance in most instances regarding family Planning. A number of programs have been launched to address these issues by the government but the approach remains ineffective.
I wish to carry on my work as an advocate and an SRHR advocate. I want to continue my work educating the people of Botswana and the world on family planning and SRHR.