Introducing myself and my journal: Dream Alive

Rchael Robinson
Posted May 20, 2014 from Nigeria

About Me: My Name is Aji Rachael Robinson, mother of four kid, 2 girls, 2 boys. Been married to Charles Robinson for 12yrs. I founded Heal the Youth Foundation, since 2003, we began trying to prevent the issues teenage pregnancy and give education to the girl child and help them make well informed decisions in regards their reproductive health choices.

HTYF has over the years given pep talks on informal and formal educational, civic right and responsibility and health programs to encourage young people to adopt behavioral change and engage in active civic awareness to help them participate in the development of their communities and also encourage healthy behaviors through our behavioral communication change programs . These programs are implemented to also encourage young people abstain from early sexual debut. These programs were born out of great concern for the growing number of teenage pregnancies among school age girls and growing number of girls and boys who were infected with and or suffering from STI’S, VVF and HIV &AIDS In the local communities of Jos South LGA of Plateau State , as been reported most times on TV and radio stations

The need for an intervention coupled with high demand for awareness talks, led to the birth of the initiative “ having empowerment for actual living “ (HEAL PROJECT 2003) Which latter metamorphosed to becoming HEAL THE YOUTH FOUNDATION that was duly registered with the corporate affairs commission on the 26th April 2005 with registration number CAC/IT/NO 18565

The founder, who herself suffered abandonment as a result of youth related pregnancies, and also lost a cousin to, related issues such as teenage pregnancy and unsafe abortion, was motivated to start a project that ensure young girls and boys know the consequences of engaging in unprotected casual sex at an early age, and also be aware and well informed of their roles, responsibility and rights to make informed decisions.

Over the years HTYF has offered to young people sexual reproductive health and right (SRHR)services, HIV/AIDS prevention services, Teenage pregnancy intervention programs in youth friendly settings, churches, picnic and camping events where reproductive health issues and rights ranging from Menarche’, personal hygiene, prevention techniques for girls in violent situation, rape, are well taught. Our in-house volunteers, medical personnel and other professionals are involved as facilitators. These in-house professionals and parents, also include members and leaders drawn from communities where programs are been implemented.

Ten year down the road we have implemented Global Fund project 9 Prevention from Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS(PMTCT) that addresses pregnant women vulnerability as regard to women living with HIV in communities and set up women support groups in 25 wards of 5 LGA in 2012. Today we are implementing Project with Save the Children International in addressing the issues of vulnerable children using the Household approach.

My Challenges: Many but lack of adequate financial resource to implement programs

My Vision for the Future: Creating opportunities that empowers vulnerable groups to actualize life's potentials, vision and goals through the development of sustainable creative skills and initiatives

My Areas of Expertise: Project Management, proposal writing

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  • Yvette Warren
    May 22, 2014
    May 22, 2014

    Welcome to world Pulse, Rchael. Your work is so important to our earth, we are happy to have you in our global family.

    You are now a part of a thriving grassroots network of women leaders and supporters from more than 190 countries. See the Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community:

    I look forward to hearing more of your voice in WorldPulse.

    Blessings. Yvette

  • Rchael Robinson
    Jan 24, 2015
    Jan 24, 2015

    Dear Yvette,

    I am so glad that today, women can share their views on various topics ranching from environment, politics and resource control just with the click of a button, it is mind blowing knowing that WORLD PULSE is there to make that happen. I am very glad you offered yourself to making it possible for women around the world.

    Even though it took me almost 8 months to get stated on this platform, I promise to be more committed in my effort to bring alive the voices of many voiceless women in my community through my project in Nigeria on this platform.

    Thank you 

    Rachael Robinson

  • kellyannaustin
    May 28, 2014
    May 28, 2014


    What wonderful work you do to educate and foster youth! I wonder if you would be willing to compose a piece about digital issues for our Women Weave the Web Campaign? I'd love to hear your thoughts about how technology affects your life and the lives of women around you. You can find out more information about the campaign here, It would be fabulous to have your voice join others as we think through issues around digital literacy in all its complexity.

    By participating, you will be joining a global community of women speaking out on the importance of digital inclusion and empowerment for women. Your voice will be delivered to powerful decision makers such as government officials, leaders in the technology industry, and policy makers at international organizations. In addition to influencing global agendas, your submission to the campaign will open the door to incredible opportunities such as:

    · Being selected to represent World Pulse at influential international forums. This is your chance to meet key players and make your voice count!

    · Connecting and building relationships with grassroots women leaders around the world. Be part of a community of thousands of women speaking out on this issue!

    · Exploring and sharing resources for your work on our Campaign Resources page. Find support for your initiatives from funding to volunteers and supporters!

    · Getting your voice heard on a global scale! World Pulse will analyze and collate your stories to deliver recommendations to influencers and decision makers on a global scale.

    · Getting visibility and support for your work. Your story could be featured on our site, included in an e-magazine, or even published by well-known media outlets!

    And the 2014 Lynn Syms Prize will be awarded to an outstanding grassroots woman and visionary voice using digital tools to effect change and advance her community work. The prize will include a $20,000 monetary prize to be paid out over two years to support her community based work, a feature profile on, and an all-expense paid trip to speak her message in New York City. You can find more on the website,

    I hope you'll participate!

    Wishing you peace,

  • Rchael Robinson
    Jan 24, 2015
    Jan 24, 2015

    Dear Kelly,

    Thank you so much for the worm welcome. I hope you are very well at this time. It took me so long to begin this interaction with World Pulse, however i am grateful that this platform offers this sort of opportunity to women like us. I missed the above opportunity by offered by Lynn Syms, however I presume that more of such will present themselves on this platform and we will try and response to such calls. 

    I blelive 2015 is good year for women because of WORLD PULSE

    Thank you again