Sexual reproductive health with BENEDICTA UWERU Afrika Design | ep.8


Benedicta Uweru is the founder @girls4developmentgoals , co-founder of @bennyandfreddylimited, a Supply Chain Pharmacist and Young Leader.


She impacts communities through development projects around Sexual Reproductive Health  (SRHR) with a focus on: Teenage Pregnancy, Menstrual Hygiene, Nutrition, Education and Capacity Development.


Benedicta tells stories from her childhood to how she has gone to inspire so many at such a young age, the value of design to her work and differences between cups and pads.


This episode is part 2 of a 5 part series, in partnership with Open Design Afrika festival.

Topics covered include:

  • Benedicta’s journey from Childhood to where she is now.

  • Education, menstrual health, pregnancy.

  • What does design for CHANGE mean to Benedicta?

  • How being a pharmacist by trade make her approach to design unique?

  • Advice for young women going into the world.

  • What Benedicta’s travelling adventures and discovery of other cultures has taught her.

"Have fun in design, it's a dance"


Benedicta Chukwuyem Apuamah (Uweru), has a background is Pharmacy, an active global leader and the founder of Girls for Development Goals Foundation a non-governmental, non-partisan and non-profit organization founded in 2016. Girls for Development Goals foundation operated with the name “Girls Health and Education Foundation” until 19th December, when they became fully registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).

The organization was Born out of the need to impact communities through development projects around Sexual Reproductive Health  (SRHR) with focus on: 

  • Teenage Pregnancy, 
  • Menstrual Hygiene, 
  • Nutrition, 
  • Education and 
  • Capacity Development

Join us in celebrating her.


At only 26 years old she has inspired thousands of young people especially young women/girls. Her project has informed more than 3000 girls on Menstrual Hygiene and new Menstrual Products to mention but a few. 

She has taught girls the impact of education, refusal skills to tackle teenage pregnancy and the need to put away distractions and youth vices.

Benedicta is passionate about girls having access to period products and debunking Menstrual myths.  She also advised other young change makers to have dreams that will impact not just them but their community, ”Work hard enough, work smart, think outside the box and then watch your dreams chase you”

Girls for Development Goals Foundation utilizes the United Nations SDGs as templates for its projects. With particularly interested in SDGs 3, 4, 5 and 17. The foundation have Partnership  with Government agencies and other NGOs to reach it goals.

Benedicta and her foundation shall be supported by Global Youth Network and its partner for this award iDixcover Opportunities ( with one year free promotion and connection to other possible finding opportunities and many others.


Blessing's view on design & sustainability.

'"That's the thing about design....we should be able to move with the times. If you want to offer sustainable solutions, then you should be able to change and innovate so your solution will still be relevant”

Benedicta Uweru


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