By Chidimma Maduabum, Adolescents 360 Project Assistant, SFH Nigeria, and Christianah Aborisade, Adolescents 360 Young Designer, SFH Nigeria
It’s not enough to have young people on the menu—they must have a seat at the table. Young people must be driving and shaping the health solutions that best serve them. And they are—in greater numbers and with greater power than ever before. The global community recognizes this shift, and the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) issued a call for young people aged 18-25 to lend their voice by submitting videos responding to this question: What does it look like to invest for a lifetime of returns? More than 550 youth applied. 100 winners from roughly 40 countries were selected. Impact magazine’s Youth Editors Christianah Aborisade and Chidimma Maduabum spoke with four winners to understand what inspired the compelling messages they’re bringing to the ICFP global stage.
View theirs and other youth ambassadors’ videos throughout the conference.
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