Eunice Emefa Kufoalor

Eunice Emefa Kufoalor - 2016 Nominee
Position: Project Assistant
Organization: Marie Stopes International Ghana
She goes to Junior high schools to educate young people and has reached over 1000 students and counting with sexual and reproductive health issues and also hold community programmes on SRH issues. – Gabriel Obodai Torgbor-Ashong, Broadcast Journalist at Metro TV/Curious Minds
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

My contributions to and achievements have been helping young people make the right and wise decisions when it comes to family planning. I tell them, "if you don't want a baby now, come to me and i will tell you what to do". I have been very practical in educating how to use the various methods and i know it has been worthwhile.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

The fact that young people are not allowed to talk about issues regarding sex in my community not to even family planning. I realized that, young people are engaging in sexual activities even though its a subject no one would want to address. I thought, "If young people will still engage in sexual activities if told to abstain, then why not tell them about the options they have so they can practice safe sex"? And this is what sparked and inspired my passion for family planning.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced in your family planning efforts, and what have you done to overcome it?

With my religious background, people think I am playing the devils advocate. As i explain things and give reasons for my actions, some seem to agree but others would still shut their minds and not give me a listening ear.

What is your (country/region/city)’s biggest challenge in family planning, and how can it be addressed?

The biggest challenge is the frown on young people taking up family planning services. I believe this can be addressed when education goes down well with everyone, telling them that (1) times have changed and young people seem to be engaging in more sexual activities than it used to be in the past, (2) to prevent the loss of lives of young people through unsafe abortions and, (3) to give young people a bright future

What do you want to accomplish in the next 5 years?

I want to have a well established NGO with a primary focus in educating young people on sexual and reproductive health issues.

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