zagabe sanders

zagabe sanders - 2019 Nominee
Position: Program Manegement assistant
Organization: DKT international DRC
Current Location: Congo
BA in economics development, focusing in the question poverty and social structure in African countries, University of Kinshasa. from Economics and development, University of Kinshasa school of Economics and management
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
 2011, undergraduate in Economics and Management, University of Kinshasa;
 2017, OHADA Accounting SYSTEM,
 2017, Young African Leadership Initiative Regional Leadership Centre of Nairobi, Civic Leadership;
 Ongoing, Story Telling in the Workplace, University of Mariland.

Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Certificate of merit, for the remarquable work accomplish to foster youth leadership in community.
    Awarding Organization:
    Buswe Institute
    Date Awarded:
    October 10, 2018
He is bright and willing to learn. He has been exposed to Family planning few months ago but he shows a lot of interest and willingness to do more. He has been a trainer in Public speaking, he improved life of women and youngsters in the country. – gracia Kanyeba, Head of Donors Management at DKT international DRC
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

Sanders arrived in SRH for months so far still he carries a passion for learning and promoting SRHR around his community, He is putting in place a News Letter for DKT DRC where He will inform people from all over the world about the wonderful work DKT is performing in DRC in saving lives of mothers and youth, DKT is the third leading organization in term of contraceptive delivery in DRC after UNFPA and USAID. Since he arrived in the organization Sanders his contributing to build the Donors Management Department in DKT DRC . Sanders is the one who create the concept of “Pesa Zemi Congé” (Give pregnancy vacation), which is a concept used by the marketing department to market the 3 y

What sparked your passion for family planning?

My mother has only babies in her all life me and my old brother. This situation us allowed me and my brother to be educated in a proper way, to go to school and completing degrees in University, today I’m married and have good life because of the fact my mother used a family planning method. I saw many parents around my poorest corner where I grew up not affording to pay fees for their children to go school because of lake of Knowledge in Sexual Rights and Reproductive Health.

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

We are working on a project funded by DIFID with a consortium of organizations I am the one chosen to represent DKT international in National technical meetings every month It means I am leading a 3 million USD project. Due to my leadership profile I was privileged to represent DKT in the meeting organized by the minister of Health to prevent research results of family planning for young adolescent. I am the sole assistant who shares office with the Leading team.

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? :

given that the biggest obstacle to the use of safe and modern FP methods in my community is the lake of right information, I will be using the grant to organize youth friendly meetings by leveraging on my influence as well-known youth leader and public speaker, we will be joining some local experts in contraceptive like UNFPA and so on to raise awareness of young people male and female from 13 to 39 years in SRHR.

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