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Reisa Roberts

Reisa Roberts - 2019 Nominee
Position: Chair of Governance Committee
Organization: SRHR Adventures
Current Location: Georgetown, Guyana
Bachelor's of Science from Pharmacy
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
2018 Kectil Certificate of Excellent Performance (Kectil Program)
Days for Girls Ambassador for Women Health 101 2018
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Outstanding volunteer
    Awarding Organization:
    SRHR Adventures
    Date Awarded:
    January 26, 2019
75 Public Votes Reached!
She is an active safe abortion advocate. A peer educator for menstrual health and was the coordinator for Sexual health and conversations project 2019 by SRHR-Adventures. She is a family planning advocate who encourages contraceptives to use. – Patricee Douglas, Founder/Medical Doctor at SRHR Adventures
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

Being a SRHR advocate and peer educator, I have facilitated sessions on menstrual hygiene, family planning for adults and families and contraceptive use for younger people. Additionally, I use my social media as a way of reaching an even wider audience as it relates to educating the public on SRHR related topics.
Within the spectrum of my employment, I am able to meet rural and interior locations frequently and I use this time to advocate family planning and contraceptive use to the Indigenous peoples of our country as it is not widely practised within their communities.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

Being Indigenous and within the community, the older I got, the more I became aware of the high teenage pregnancy rates within my community. I noticed many young girls were dropping out of school and starting families, many of them with more than three children. Recognising that this wasn't a problem just affecting Indigenous communities but the country on a whole, I decided to join a group that I can work with in advocating SRHR topics including family planning.

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

I took up the role of planning and facilitating a yearly project by the SRHR Adventures themed 'sexual conversations and health' which entails meeting with women from different walks of life in discussing any SRHR related topics
Being the Chair of the Governance committee of the SRHR Adventures, it is up to me and my team to have the other volunteers remain enthused about their works and guiding them on how to better themselves.

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? :

It would be used as part of SRHR- Adventures Parushi club initiative. This would be taking empowerment sessions to interior locations, meeting the regions with the highest rates of teenage and unplanned pregnancy.
The empowerment project includes sessions on family planning, financial development and self esteem among other core topics of development for the younger generation.

Photos of the nominee in the field/at work
Handing over of Maternity hampers to Linden Hospital Complex A menstrual hygiene talk led by Reisa Roberts- SRHR-A partnership with Rotoract Georegetown Speaking to young girls on their menstrual health

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