Jacinta Musau hails from Mombasa County, in Kenya, where she is in her final year of study in Finance whilst working as an advocate for Dream Achievers Youth Organization (DAYO) in direct community services around health, governance, education, and youth empowerment. 

Through DAYO, she has been involved in youth programs based both within and outside of formal educational frameworks to determine solutions regarding lack of access and engagement of youth with Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) services.

Jacinta’s advocacy also is reflected in the theatre, where as a Trainer of Trainees in the Unite for Body Rights Project, she stages magnet performances that encourage the community to seek reproductive health services and equip peer educators to conduct Heart Connection Tours in the secondary schools. Through this project, she has also been trained in data collection and has worked expansively in baseline and mid-evaluations through the mobile app, Akvo Flow.

Jacinta’s priority is to push for greater funding across Kenya to provide improved SRHR access and resources for young people, and facilitate more complementary relationships between established leaders and young people to formulate strategies that are better suited to youth audiences.