Position: Executive Director
Organization: Generation Guiders CBO
Current Location: Kitale
In Their Hands
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
•Certificate of participation for peer educator training organized by Carolina for Kibera
•Certificate of appreciation for outstanding performance and significant contribution in Chill school program.
•Certificate of attendance in Personal Development Classes
•Certificate of attendance in participating in “FIFA 11 for health” organized by F-MARC
Award:Fearless influencer AwardAwarding Organization:Mavuno Church
“Erick has received training from health professionals on resource mobilization, advocacy techniques and program development. He use these skills to lead high-level discussions to demand access to contraceptives in the rural area; youth-friendly, rights-based reproductive health services; and involvement in shaping the policies that affect them and their peers.”
– Irine Wekesa, Community mobilizer
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.
I have actively participate in educating adolescent girl’s on Family Planing in the Rural area, where their is lack of information.
I’ve advocate and lobby other organization to improved family planing services in the Rural and I’ve succeeded.
My contribution has also brought increased positive involvement of men in rural area about family planning.
Through in their hands project I’ve enrolled 400 adolescent girl’s in the rural area for family planning services in 2018, under Generation Guiders CBO I’ve organized 5 community outreach about family planning to educate the entire community members on the important of family planning for adolescent girl’s.
What sparked your passion for family planning?
Adolescents girl’s in the rural area are sexually active.
Unfortunately, many young people are prevented from accessing and using modern forms of contraception due to lack of information.
Rural area girls are at risk of dropping out of school and suffering diminished employment prospects. It also renders them vulnerable to poverty, exclusion and adverse health outcomes.
That’s what inspired me to advocate about family planning in the rural area for adolescent girl’s.
Give one or two examples of how you display leadership in your family planning work.:
I am dedicated to advocate for family planning, sexual and reproductive health and rights for adolescent girl’s. I’ve involved In their Hands project to provide Family Planing services to Adolescent girl’s in the rural area.
More than 2000 adolescent girl’s have received modern contraceptive services under my leadership in the organization.
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?
Contraceptive use among women/ girl’s is still low especially in the rural areas due to lack of education, lack of sufficient communication and poor economic status leading to a low level of awareness. If named the winner I will use this platform to create more awareness about family planning in the rural. $ 1000 grant will help me to campaign in the remote areas in the rural.