About the Program
The youth (15-35) comprise a greater percentage of residents of the informal settlements (about 45%). They are empowered through building their capacity to initiate and engage in constructive and profitable endeavors that will advance them economically, spiritually, socially and mentally.
- Behavior change interventions.
- Economic empowerment and strengthening.
- Providing educational and vocational trainings opportunities through full scholarships and educational subsidies.
- Talent development and promotion.
- Employability skills and development.
- Gender based violence (GBV) prevention and care for survivors.
- Expanding comprehensive youth friendly health services e.g. HIV testing, TB screening and so on.
- Mentorship and coaching.
- Creation of safe spaces and social asset building.
The program has enabled over 3000 young men and women to acquire valuable skills and competencies that have made them economically self-reliant, morally upright, responsible citizens, pace setters in the community, and admirable role models for their peers and juniors.
More than 200 youth have accessed secondary and university education in the last 5 years. Currently we have a special program targeting 12,200 adolescent girls and young women to empower them with resilience in HIV prevention.