Tumikia Mtoto Project

About Tumikia Mtoto Project

The USAID Tumikia Mtoto project is a PEPFAR/USAID-funded five-year initiative aimed at promoting access to county-led quality health and social services for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), adolescent girls, and young women (AGYW), along with their families, in a continuum of care, protection, and capacity building for self-reliance.

The USAID Tumikia Mtoto project benefits from strong partnerships with clinical partners, the private sector, and other stakeholders, complementing its efforts to deliver quality, age-appropriate HIV and violence prevention, health, and social services to AGYW, OVC, and their families in Nairobi and Kiambu counties.

St. John’s Community Centre (SJCC) was sub-awarded the project in Nairobi County through World Vision Kenya. The sub-counties within Nairobi City County covered by this initiative include Kamukunji, Starehe, Makadara, Embakasi Central, and Embakasi West.

Target audience

The target audience for this project is adolescents and young women aged 9 to 24 years old, who are at an elevated risk of HIV infection.

Project Implementation

-The project implements the DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe) program, which is an ambitious public-private partnership aimed at reducing HIV rates among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in countries with the highest HIV burden. The implementation involves delivering defined core packages of interventions that align with the four DREAMS thematic areas, which include:

  1. Empowering girls and young women and reducing the risk of HIV infection.
  2. Mobilizing communities for change.
  3. Strengthening families.
  4. Reducing the risk of HIV transmission among sex partners.

– The OVC program employs family-centered approaches in its work with boys and girls aged 0 to 17 years who have known risk factors for HIV and violence against children (VAC). This component is implemented through a case management approach, in addition to multiple supportive interventions aligned with OVC programming benchmarks in Kenya. This two-pronged approach helps mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS among OVCs, ensuring that children and adolescents remain AIDS-free, healthy, safe, stable, and in school.

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