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Thanks Laura. That is very true and ISYI through our network and collaboration with bigger organisations, we will make it a long-lasting opportunity for young people. We are not just planning to make it effective but also we are planning for its continuity. To this effect, ISYI has inaugurated 17 youth investors from across Africa who will prioritize investment on SRH and gender equality.

Thanks again Laura

With our calendar method and outreach led by the team leaders in our organisation we can significantly point forwards to access (where and how to get these services), promote education and reduce the stigma around SRH so that young people can live without fear, make smart decisions for themselves long before having sex and be happy and confident to pursue their dreams. We need a radical transformation from Apps and workshops to a lasting, visible and impactful approach to promote SRH education among young people. With our idea we will create a supportive systems to enable young people to make a wise choice and good progress on their own.

Apps and workshops, we have had much of that in recent times, we need a more radical approach that is both youth-driven, youth-focused and youth-friendly. Nigeria has about 60 million young people. This community are in a way connected to each other either in the school, by religion or community or through the Internet. Agreed, we Nigerian youths use internet alot. But the majority of Nigeria young people goes online simply to connect to friends on social media or to hunt for jobs or opportunities. A Nigeria youth going to download an App on SRH is not a common occurrence. This is because their mind is still stuck in the quagmire of what the society has told him or her about SRH. So an App or workshops will not yield the desired results, it will only lead to waste of resources. Let us first make SRH services an interesting topic to talk about first by challenging the social norms that make it uninteresting to young people. Then after that, we can think of Apps and all that. Our idea brings two different categories of young people, the youth in the campus and those in the community who are going to learn together under one roof to develop materials that appeals to them with which they will use to communicate to the wider audience of the young in their campuses and communities.