Bobby Fapiano Singh, VFHA – Vanuatu

Full name: Bobby Fapiano Shing

Birthday: 14th July 1991

Favorite book: The Temple by Mathew Reiley

Favorite music: Reggae

Facebook: Fapiano Deroin

How do you describe yourself?

Talkative, Artistic, Love adventure, Love laughing, Shy at times, Friendly, Understanding, Truth seeker, Believe in the philosophy of “One love, One Heart, One Aim, One destiny”,

What do you want to be when you’re still a child? Why?

I wanted to be either a pilot or a popular artist.

What makes you work in SRHR field? Why?

I just found myself here and suddenly I wanted to do something worth doing, I wanted to help people in need, I wanted to contribute to a better society.

How long have you been working within your MA – VFHA?

Since January 2011

What is your role within your MA – VFHA?

Youth Volunteer and Youth Representative.

What is the ideal world for young people’s SRHR that you imagine and could be realistic within your country?

All YP are free to make choices and are free from HIV/AIDS and STI’s and free from Discrimination and abuse. YP are not neglected but are always considered as the future generations and must therefore be part in decision making in all levels of governance.

What is the biggest challenge in working with your MA?

Finding the time to do voluntary work.

What is the most memorable moment during working with your MA?

Reggae Faea Music campaign! Never will I forget that. And the Youth Forums… Travelling, meeting new friends.

What specific issue in young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights that interest you most? Why?

I am really interested in Advocacy… The issue is YP’s Rights, not just Sexual but also basic human rights. I strongly believe that all should have equal rights. Even though we have the UDHR and all this conventions and declarations that our governments signed and agreed to be committed to, there are still people being abused and being denied there rights. I believe our rights as human beings are our fundamental reason to enjoy life and to live in this modern society.

Mention three famous people that you want to meet and what question that you will ask to her/him?

Vanuatu PM Sato Kilman Livtunvanu– For what specific reason made you say that Vanuatu will not be able to achieve its Millennium Development Goals? What happened to all the funding donated specifically for the MDGs then?

US President Barack Obama– Is Osama Bin laden really dead??….. Or did he never exist??

Damien Marley– Care for a jam session?

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