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Basha Taylor

Basha Taylor - 2019 Nominee
Position: Founder
Organization: Women and Beyond
Current Location: Cape Town
B cur Degree in Nursing
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Emergency Services BLS
Theology
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Imagine Awards 2018
    Awarding Organization:
    Surve Philantropies
    Date Awarded:
    November 30, 2018
  • Award:
    Born to Shine
    Awarding Organization:
    Western Cape Council
    Date Awarded:
    September 1, 2018
Over the past 4 years Basha Taylor has visited schools around 4 Provinces educating girls on the importance of making choices about family planning. Prevention of unwanted pregnancies and overal reproductive health. – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

We visit schools monthly to raise awareness on family planning . We gather at least 6-10 schools girls in a hall to educate them about their bodies , sexuality and preventative methods

What sparked your passion for family planning?

An appalling number of girls who aren’t able to complete their Grade 12 due to teenage pregnancy. In Limpopo province alone in 2018, 3 in 10 girls were pregnant before reaching grade 12

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

We task every registered nurse and social worker to attend case reviews monthly to understand the socio economic situation of our set clients. Every Professional who volunteers at Women and Beyond must be fully knowledgeable about serving girls in poorer communities

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? :

We intend to reach out to girls in farms and rural villages. Those who can’t access clinics and primary health care easily to partner with such schools and visit them every 3 months to provide family planning services

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