Enitan Oluwa

Enitan Oluwa - 2019 Nominee
Position: Program Officer / Lagos State Coordinator (IYAFP-Nigeria)
Organization: International Youth Alliance for Family Planning
Current Location: Lagos
B.A English Language (Literature) from Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
- University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba. | Lagos, Nigeria. Nov. 2013 - present (LL.B, Law)
• - Taking a second degree at the Faculty
of Law on a quest to fulfill a passion in gender rights advocacy; policy and regulation alongside legislative Advocacy for reproductive health Rights.
• - To be an advocate for issues relating to sustainable human rights, development and social well-being.

- Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) | Lagos, Nigeria Feb. 2017-Feb. 2017
. Participated in the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative Youth Voices Demand Creation for Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) Training Program organized by Hacey Health Initiative in collaboration with Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) for Adolescent Reproductive Health Champions

Digital Business Management | Lagos. Nigeria Oct. 2014 - Oct. 2014
• Participated in a Digital Business Management Training organized by Google Nigeria and Lagos Business School developed to bring small and medium businesses (SMBs) online in a lasting way.
• - The program leveraged on Google’s third party model to help grow the digital agency ecosystem in Africa to support businesses in their online journey
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Award of Excellence in recognition of quintessential contribution to the welfare of Visually Impaired Students on Campus in the University of Lagos..
    Awarding Organization:
    National Association of Visually Impaired Students (NANVIS) Unilag
    Date Awarded:
    September 15, 2016
  • Award:
    Rotaract National Merit Award of excellence given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the development of the Rotaract Movement in Nigeria. For the Rotary year 2013
    Awarding Organization:
    All Nigerian Rotaract District; Multi District Information Organisation
    Date Awarded:
    June 23, 2013
  • Award:
    Man O' War Blue Badge for Outstanding Participants at RYLA 2008; the badge is given to selected participants with exemplary leadership skills in the course of the training.
    Awarding Organization:
    Rotary D9110 in partnership with the Citizenship and leadership Training Centre, Apapa, Lagos.
    Date Awarded:
    December 14, 2008
75 Public Votes Reached!
Leveraging on the New Media as a tool to raise awareness, Enitan represents the new generation of Family Planning Leaders with her local efforts to promote greater social awareness on sexual health across the globe. – Margaret Bolaji, Youth Program Advisor at Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

Working closely with NGOs and private bodies and in my capacity as the Lagos State Coordinator of IYAFP Nigeria, I have facilitated over 100 training; enlightening and sensitizing about 50,000 youths on the importance of family planning uptake.
I secured a partnership and working relationship between IYAFP Nigeria and WALKARTROAD productions Lagos to create health outreach programs and schedule periodic guests on “HEALTHLINE ON RADIO” airing Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. With a reach of over 5 million persons in Lagos I coordinate the SRHR segment.
I led the IYAFP team in partnership with Haven Trust Foundation on a six month (Nov. 2017 – May 2018) family health intervention project the Atlas Cove Communities (Under Iru/ Victoria Island LCDA) a hard to reach part of Lagos.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

My experience working as volunteer for over a decade with NGOs and seeing girls die from abortion complications brought me closer to how far access to safe, accurate, high quality, affordable and voluntary family planning is from young girls who want to avoid pregnancy.
The rate of teenage pregnancies; unsafe abortions, school dropouts, poverty, poor child and maternal health and a host of others have propelled me to take comprehensive sexuality education to several groups of young people.

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

In a bid to pass on family planning values to the next generation, I championed the establishment of a Peer Education Training (PET) program in ten schools in my community; I mentor these young persons via weekly WhatsApp and monthly physical meet. As part of our activities, participants are grouped, drama presentations, inter-group debates, sporting activities, use of tags with pet-names, SRH souvenirs among other youth-friendly approaches employed in making training lively and informative.

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? :

The 120 under 40 is a great platform to collaborate with development partners in the SRHR space in executing projects The $1,000 will be used to mentor young people to take leadership role and further advocacy and outreaches amongst young adults with the production of a 5mins drama video to be shared and watched via mobile phones as SRHR advocacy tool targeted at young persons; the video is expected to give quality info and provide links to access information on Family Planning for young people.

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