Nisa Sri Wahyuni‏

Nisa Sri Wahyuni‏ - 2016 Nominee
Position: Student
Organization: IYAFP
Nisa Sri Wahyuni is doing bachelor of Science in Public Health at Universitas Indonesia , Indonesia. She love getting involved in activities and social-contribution. Now, she has done the anemia prevention project among local adolescents. – Ploypilin Kasemsuk, Student at IYAFP
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I have been creating some interventions for teens and mothers in rural villages to educate and empower them about family planning, and actively participated in National or International seminar as a part of my contributions in family planning. I also a part of World Youth Alliance which is the organization of human rights defender included family planning. Now my contribution is I am being a part of International Youth Alliance for Family Planning as Indonesia Coordinator after the selection process my application stood out among the hundreds of applications. I got achievement as 2nd most oustanding student faculty of public health because of my project "Happy Girl" program, created a card game called FlipFlop to educate girls about their health so that they can be healthy mothers.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

I am kind of student who eloquence, enthusiasm for advocacy, and commitment to young people’s health and rights. It supported with my background as a public health student, I have a special interest with health topics, especially family planning and reproductive health. And in Indonesia, family planing also become the big issue in health field, since our government make a program "2 kids enough" , and it make me more enthusiastic with topic related family planning.

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

Since my country has a lot of differences cultures in every areas. Based on my experiences, sometimes, it was very difficult to convincing people in rural village or people who are not educated to trust us and our family planing program because of contradictive with their beliefe and culture. my strategy to overcome those problem is through personal approach, eventough it will be take more longer, but I have been practiced personal approach and it proved change people's mind to be open minded.

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

My biggest challange in family planning are the quality of human resources in Indonesia, rapid population growth and Early age marriage. Those problem every years becames more bigger, so that's why Indonesia government make a program to increase Indonesia Human Development Index through develop the quality of human resources and prevent early age marriage focused on health promotion and education, and to decreased rapid population growth Indonesia has a program named "2 kids enough".

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

For me “The best of people are those that bring most benefit to the rest of mankind." so in next five years I want to enjoying the process to giving people education and health promotion through my program Happy Girls or etc, also doing advocacy and doing some researches correlate in family planning to increase people awareness about family planning. so five years later, I will see new generation who more educated and aware with health problem especially in family planning.

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