2. Lala Secondary school. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Certificate.
3. Global Health Certificate John Hopkins, Bloomberg U.S.A
4. Women Deliver, Bill Gates foundation, an Online certificate covering (Health Rights, Advocacy, Submitting Winning Proposal, Communications, Project design and management, Grant seeking and proposal development)
5. United Nations Populations Fund - Online Certificate in Managing Gender-Based Violence Programs in Emergencies
6. Young African Leadership Initiative.
Certificate in leadership, business, and entrepreneurship
civic leadership, and public management
Understanding Climate Change
7. Women Deliver/Johnson and Johson/Norad/Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Certificate in (Project Design Management, Grant Seeking and Proposal Development, Completing the Project Proposal, Sexual Health Rights/ Advocacy and Communications, Data Collection and Analysis using ODs and Questionnaires)
Creating a Meaningful Project
Finding Funds for a Project
Submission of a winning Proposal
Knowledge of Young People sexual Health rights
Raising Voice and bringing change
- Award:Women Deliver Global Young Leader - 2016Awarding Organization:Women Deliver U.S.ADate Awarded:November 15, 2015
- Award:YALI Green Champion – Recognition for being a leader in advocating for climate change in AfricaAwarding Organization:Young African Leadership InitiativeDate Awarded:August 14, 2016
- Award:Africa for Her champion! Recognition for leading in championing for women and Girls rights in AfricaAwarding Organization:Young African Leadership InitiativeDate Awarded:March 17, 2016
Nick Oketch is a sexual and reproductive rights activist in Kenya. Through his organization Paradigm Youth Network Organization, Nick runs community dialogues and public debates around Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in rural Siaya County and Korokocho slums in Nairobi Kenya. He has trained nearly 10,000 students and young people on SRHR across the country, including underprivileged and marginal communities. Through his Project Sexual Health Awareness Group, he constantly tries to break the taboo and create awareness against Early Forced Marriage and Violence against Women involving young
advocates, Recognizing his contribution, Women Deliver acknowledged him one of 200 global young leaders while offering a three-year long fellowship in the USA.
Losing my girlfriend due to unsafe abortion-related complications in high school at 14 years old was a low moment.She got pregnant and due to stigma and fear of rejection by parents she opted for an abortion and bled to death. This death was due Lack of FP information, inaccessible and adolescence-unfriendly services. She lacked choices, control, and capacity to make informed-decision on when she wanted to be a mother. I pledged to change this situation to allow adolescents-girls to have choice
Wrong information is everywhere and very accessible to young people compared to right correct information on family planning. I spearhead a project through my organization that uses mobile phone technology SMS and this has been very effective to reach out to young people with correct information on family planning, adolescents and youth both in rural and urban trust their phones hence they trust information through this media, it's affordable, reliable, private and accessible when they need it.
If named the winner of 120 under 40, I will continue my fellowship on family planning, including SRHR aspects with Women Deliver in the USA as one of 200 global Young Leaders. I will incorporate the $1000 grant into my project that has already trained nearly thousand young people in Kenya by training additional 300 ambassadors to work as advocates and against violations of SRHR rights including Family Planning and contraceptive use, Early Marriage and Gender Violence.