Name: Tetiana Maznova
Hi ! My name is Tetiana and I’m 23 years old. I’m from Ukraine. Since 2011 I`m a volunteer of Women Health and Family Planning within the peer education project, implemented in Ukraine with support of IPPF. I`m involved in many different activities that are connected with sexual education, reproductive rights and its advocacy.
In particular, i was involved in organizing and conducting training sessions for adolescents related to sexual and reproductive health, communication, relations, contraception, etc. I help trainers to conduct exercise and discussions, prepare with them info kits which are nessesary for the training sessions, take part in evaluation of the trainings etc. I am also a member of Youth group of the WHFP, so take part in number of meetings and activities organised by Youth group members. In addition, as a representative of the Youth group i was delegated to participate in the annual meeting of YSAFE (Youth Sexual Awareness from Europe) held in February 2012 in Brussels, and presented there current situation of sexual education in Ukraine, and the work of WHFP and volunteers regarding this.
In general, I am as a volunteer trying to make my peers to be more awaring about all the things related to their health and behaviour as I understand very clear that thatkind of information is very necessary for our youth to feel more confident and to make right and safe decisions in the lifes, including sexual life. That is why I am trying to do my best with my voluntary work and will go on this activity in future.
I like to work with Youth generation and I feel very inspired by my voluntary activity. When I think that I can make this world better and people happier – I`m like on the seventh heaven. I find inspiration in the thankful letters, nice smiles, interested eyes and so on. My peers like listening my presentations, my stories and that`s great. There is nothing better than people`s attention on your work, your desires, your minds. I like mygroup of peers and they like me. That`s my inspiration. They say, in my country: „All is in your hands!”. So let`s do something good to this world! And I`m trying to.