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Purpose Osamwonyi Iserhienrhien

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Purpose Osamwonyi Iserhienrhien - 2017 Nominee
Position: Community Development Worker
Organization: Smiles Africa International Youth Development Initiative
Current Location: Nigeria, Africa
Higher National Diploma from Federal Polytechnic Auchi
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    NYCN YOUTH AMBASSADOR
    Awarding Organization:
    NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL OF NIGERIA
    Date Awarded:
    August 12, 2016
  • Award:
    AWARD OF EXCELLENCE ON YOUTH LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT
    Awarding Organization:
    NATIONAL YOUTH NETWORK ON POPULATION AND HIV AND AIDS
    Date Awarded:
    February 14, 2014
  • Award:
    AWARD OF EXCELLENCE ON ADVOCACY, YOUTH LEADERSHIP AND GENDER
    Awarding Organization:
    INT'L CENTRE FOR WOMEN EMPOWERMENT AND CHILD DEV.
    Date Awarded:
    March 8, 2015
As a youth, he lead the process of establishing Advocacy Core Group Benin, to strengthen existing Family programs and support local authorities to owned the process in Edo State in Nigeria. he advocate for youth inclusion in programs implimentations – Blessing Omorodion, President at Fight Like a Girl Club
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

Developed the capacity of local Civil Society organization on family planning found the Advocacy Core Group Benin, to lead Family Planning Advocacy to local Authorities in 18 local Government area of Edo State.

Mobilize and Build the Capacity of 42 Youth Lead Community based organizations and members of National Youth Network on population and HIV and AIDS on family planning advocacy and campaigns

Participating in weekly phone in live radio programs to discuss issues and answer question on family planning and youth inclusions.

Engage with 18 local government authorities, traditional and community leaders to support and promote sustainable family planning programs

What sparked your passion for family planning?

My desired to reduce Poverty and improve family life in my community and Country.

To promote a healthy life for mother and child

And reduce maternal and child death in my community, state and country

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

As Chairperson of Policy, Advocacy and Gender Technical Working Group of Edo State Agency on the Control of HIV and AIDS (EDOSACA) leading the implementing partners, local NGO's and government Agencies in the sustainability of HIV and AIDS interventions Programs in the State

Developing the capacity of member organizations of National Youth Network of Population and HIV and AIDS in Edo State and Increase its membership based.

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? :

Develop the capacity and promote the activities on Local youths and their organizations working on family planning to qualify for 2018 campaigns.

My winning will give me more opportunities to use local mass media (print and electronics) to discuss my work and promote family planning programs and campaigns.

I will use the platform and my winning to get commitment statement from my state and local government on key challenges facing family planning programs implementation in Edo State

Photos of the nominee in the field/at work
Strategic Planning for with organizations leaders, Media as a tool for Advocacy. in a life radio program promoting Family planing issues, Capacity development for Youth CSOs

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