I am an MbChB student at the University of Nairobi. I spend my time combining my passion for purpose and medicine to do my part in giving back to the community through various volunteer projects such as RESPEKT, Healing Little Hearts and Lions club of Phoenix. I am also the current vice-chair of the University Hindu Students Association (USHA). With a deep interest in research and education in the medical field, I am the UON campus representative for RePub, helping foster research in undergraduate students and a part of the Medical Education Small Working Group. During high school, adolescents receive education on sexual and reproductive education for the first time. It is during this time that girls are first introduced to menstruation. However, there is an immense stigma surrounding these topics creating a gap in information for our
young teens leaving them feeling vulnerable and even lowering their self-esteem. Joining the powerful community of RESPEKT will enable me to reach out to the young and the older.
I believe that providing education and sustainable solutions to our young girls will give them a real chance to continue their education uninterrupted and take up even more leadership
roles in society. This will be a real change.