Life Planning : A Perspective of a Young Advocate in Rivers State.

Smith Nwokocha in an Interview with Miss Victory Mmeyene (Professional Nutritionist and Child Advocate):

Q1. Can you tell us about yourself?

In a nutshell, my name is Mmeyene Victory, I’m a professional Paediatric Nutritionist, a child Advocate and freelancer. I have a wide range of tech skills from graphics design, video editing, digital marketing (certified by Google) and for now my major is Freelance video and content creation.

Q2. Have you come across the word Life Planning or Child Birth Spacing?

Yes I have

Q3. Today, Lifestyle is part of what promotes the spread of unprotected sex, unwanted pregnancy among other factors; what is your view about Life Planning?

Life planning is central to gender equality and it is a key factor in reducing poverty especially among low income earners.

Q4. As an SDGs Advocate and SGBV voice for Young people, can you share an experience and ways to get more young people accept and live a culture of good Life Planning?

First of all, proper orientation on the significance of Life planning, helping people understand that it is the ability of individuals and couples to anticipate and attain their desired number of children and the spacing and timing of their births. Having this understanding we could be able to achieve SDG 1 (No Poverty). So as an advocate, proper sexuality education, also experts could give advice on subjects like STIs, human body, relationships, pregnancy, abortion, enlightenment in these areas are measures we could take to get more young people accept and live a culture of good Life planning.

Thank you so much for your time!

Miss Victory Mmeneye (Adding her voice to the progress of FP)

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