Apart from being a service provider for more than two years where I was also working on providing Family Planning services, I am the director of Human Resources at the global network of young people who works on Family Planning, the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP), where we work to create a space and build capacity of young leaders who are passionate about FP. I am also an advocate for young people's access to FP services through music. My recent work is the song titled "Girls" which can be found at iyafp.org. Me and my colleagues had an opportunity to perform the closing ceremony of ICFP 2016 in Bali, Indonesia. Here is the link to the performance. https://youtu.be/uW5Gi8OJ77Q
I have always been interested in SRHR, partly because my family's medical background. FP came into greater interest after a short chat with my mother one day. That day I realized that it was because she used FP that I was able to go to better school and that she could manage to take care of me and my younger sister after being separated from my father who happens to have other three women and total of more than 12 children.
From there on I wanted to see all women having access to FP.
Dealing with myths and misconceptions surrounding modern contraception within my society. This is the greatest challenge I face everyday. I am working everyday to try and address these myths and misconceptions by talking to people directly, using my social networks and using my music.
The biggest challenge is lack of access to FP services for most of places, especially in rural areas. The government should work on the commitments they have made to ensure that there is availability of these services and that they are affordable and of good quality especially for young people. Other stakeholders like SCO's and international organizations should work hand in hand with the government to ensure this goal is fulfilled.
I want to inspire more young people to work on SRHR particularly Family Planning through my music. I also want to advance my knowledge, experience in leadership and family planning issues and to expand my scope of work from advocacy to research, programming and policy making.