Deepa Pradhan is 25 and currently doing her Masters in Sociology. She has been a POP-UP Volunteer with the Marie Stopes Nepal (MSN)l run Youth Centre for two years.

Deepa plans and coordinates school and college orientation sessions which are usually titled ‘Youth Career and Contraception’. Each session lasts an average of ninety minutes. Deepa says:

“Young people are curious, but sex is still a taboo subject in our society. The only way I see things changing is if we talk about it. The more we talk, the more open society will get. I used to be very shy but as I learned about all this work, I have become more open and confident.”

Deepa says one of her favourite projects this past year was the love letter competition they organized on Valentine’s Day.