Misheck Banda

Misheck Banda - 2019 Nominee
Position: Project Coordinator
Organization: Mzotheka Youth Club-Neno, Malawi.
Current Location: Malawi, Africa
University of Malawi- Bachelor of arts in Political Sciencee
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Malawi School Certificate of Education (A level)
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Malawi school certicate of Education
    Awarding Organization:
    Malawi examination Board
    Date Awarded:
    December 30, 2014
He formed a youth club in neno, he advocated for youth rights, promote youth to engage in enviroment friendly activities. Coordinate local youth with luwani youth refugees to reduce sexual activities that may harm them. – Nominator
What sparked your passion for family planning?

There is a lot of poverty in my area with the main challenge being lack of family planning. Girls as young as 15 years get married to ease themselves from there parents poverty and they don't follow modern family planning due to illiterate as well as men abuse. Refugees from Mozambique to Malawi are also victims they are raped in exchange of resources by men surrounding the camp hence getting unwanted pregnancies.

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

I am a co-founder.
I was elected as relationship building coordinator for the Mzotheka Youth Club where by i was required to establish relationship with other organizations so i acted as a leader in different project since i was the initiator.

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? :

- Civic Educate the masses from rural areas about family planning and reproductive health.
- Create village committee with chief as chairs that will oversea and stop child marriage as well as advising village families on the need to plan there families if the family seems to go on the wrong side.
- Initiate a project that will give rewards to families that are doing well on family planning.
- Promote girls that left out school due to early pregnancy to go back to school.

Photos of the nominee in the field/at work
Talking to the gathering youth on the sexual reproductive health, enviroment and culture difference with the just coming in refugees at Mchena Primary School, Neno District in March 2018 Behind the Camera during enviroment Meeting with Chifunga Primary School learners with Our clinical office (Mzotheka youth club member and reproductive health expert Chimwemwe Mulaphi).....the ealier we start hear about climate change the better

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