Blessing Digha

75 Public Votes Reached!
Blessing Digha - 2017 Nominee
Position: CEO
Organization: African Girl Child Development and Support Initiative
Current Location: Nigeria, Africa
B. Tech from LAUTECH /Food Science and Engineering
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
The Girl Generation: Social Change Communication Training of Trainers.

Women Deliver, Young Leader e-Course

Days for Girls, Menstrual Hygiene & Kit

IDS UK, V4C & Gender Hub
Gender-Sensitive Governance: What does it look like & how can we work towards it?

NACA Nigeria: Competency in MPPI & DHIS

Global Health eLearning Center with USAID and
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Certificate of Course Completion in Global Health in
Early Childhood
Healthy Timing & Spacing of Pregnancy
Gender & Sexual & Reproductive Health
Youth Sexual & Reproductive Health
M&E Fundamentals
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Women Deliver Young Leader
    Awarding Organization:
    Women Deliver
    Date Awarded:
    April 20, 2015
A Daughter of clergy, Timidi uses her personal experience with Teenage Pregnancy and lack of sexuality education/FP to reach out to girls, parents, policy makers and the general public on the need for FP for girls and women using all her platforms – Damilola Johnson , Communication Officer at African Girl Child Development and Support Initiative
Timidi also called SuperGirl is a Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) advocate who got pregnant as a teenager and now uses all platforms to advocate for adequate and effective SRHR for Nigerian girls while working hand in hand with policy – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I carry out campaigns on Family Planning and sexual reproductive health and rights both on social media and offline platforms talking to different groups of people with messages that are appropriate to them.
Presently one significant contribution I am making is the provision of family planning services (through counselling and accompanying teenage moms to health facilities to access FP services pending when our private adolescent friendly center kicks off). Presently 21 have accessed Family Planning, 9 are back in school. The others are waiting for their babies to become a bit older so they can return to school or begin a vocation.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

My experience with Teenage Pregnancy exposed me to a lot of stigma and discrimination and the reality that many teenagers like me were having sex but didn't want to get pregnant as teenagers. Family Planning also helped me prevent a reoccurrence and further my education. That sparked my passion for family planning especially for teenage mothers so they can return to school.

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

Carry out advocacy campaigns and visits to different stakeholders and the general public, collaborate with individuals and organisations working on Family Planning and SRHR, engage and lobby policy makers on the importance of Family Planning, counselling and follow up.

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? :

I will use this new platform and $1000 to boost the work I do in providing Teenage Mothers with Family Planning services and products as part of my work as Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights advocate so that they can keep off more unintended pregnancies and go back to school.

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