JEFFERY JUNIOR MAESALA
Languages: Solomon Islands Pijin and English.
Key interests: Cyber/Digital Safety, governance/ politics, youth worker/ social worker.
Relevant Experiences: Jeffery Junior Maesala is currently completing his bachelor’s degree in politics and international affairs studies and Social work studies at the university of the south pacific. He works with various youth organizations in the Solomon Islands including the Honiara City Council Youth Development Office, Honiara Youth Council and Plan International Solomon Islands. Mr. Maesala is Pacific Youth Envoy to ITU Generation Connect. He recently became YET4H Member of the second Cohort team of young leaders around the world.
Digital health story: Health is everyone’s business and no one should be left behind when it comes to accessing Health Services and providing health services to those who need it. Coming from a context where health facilities and resources and services are scarce, I have seen and experienced the struggle families faced in terms of accessing health and medical services. Covid19 has also boosted these challenges and technology, especially the Internet has somehow helped people to stay connected with families and friends and access information and services like virtual counseling and accessing medical services by dialing in and calling emergency numbers for help. However, there are still existing challenges that need to be addressed and considered.
Fun trivia: Fun facts about me, I’m a bookworm, foodie, love comedy, and listening to good music. I’m always nervous in a new setting and environment and need to work on that.