WHAT WE ARE AFTER

OUR MISSION

To promote Young People’s Health through service delivery, advocacy and research for enhanced productivity and self-reliance

OUR VISION

We envisage a highly informed, empowered and healthy young people

Brief Description

Konnect Youth Consortium (KYC) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Kericho and Narok Counties, South Rift Valley province of Kenya.

OUR PROGRAMS

HIV prevention and reproductive Health

We serve to enhance the health of young people through reduction of HIV infections and provision of reproductive health services.

Economic Empowerment, Social Cohesion And Integration

We promote Social Cohesion and Integration of young people

Environmental conservation & protection

We improve the quality of life by improving natural resources management, promoting sustainable livelihoods in meeting health needs.

Resource Mobilization and Collaborations

To achieve our ambitious mandate of a highly informed, empowered and healthy young people, we regonise the need to collaborate with different stakeholders.

OUR HISTORY

Konnect Youth Consortium (KYC) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Kericho County and Narok Counties, South Rift Valley province of Kenya. KYC implements HIV/AIDS Prevention, Sexual and Reproductive Health Services, peace building, environmental conservation and economic strengthening programmes targeting the young people.

KYC begun as a Focused Group Discussion group (FGD) in 2005 and was later registered in 2007 as an NGO. Its membership is open to all the youth aged between 15-35 years and community based youth groups. The organization was established to respond to emerging health issues that face the youth and address the many challenges that youth face that prevent them from becoming healthy and productive citizens.

We target the youth as they form the section of the community which is a high-risk group faced with difficult circumstances because majority live in poverty, are out of school, they are married off while still young especially girls, they are sexually and physically abused, they are victims of retrogressive cultural practices that enhance vulnerability. The lack of respect for young people's basic rights manifested by these situations leave them vulnerable to HIV infection.

Clients Enrolled to ART site that started in 2017

57

reached through Healthy Choices For a Better future

50000

Key populations enrolled for HIV prevention

3000

impacted with leadership & job readiness skills

2000

funded youth Groups & educated on financial literacy

20

OUR JOURNEY

From where we started, where we are now and the future

  • Started as a Focus Group Discussion

    2005

  • Registered in 2007 as an NGO under the name Kericho Youth Centre

    2007

  • Opened a branch in Transmara East and West

    2015

  • Renamed to Konnect Youth Consortium, opened in Kapsoit & Kipsitet

    2017

  • Launched 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

    2018

OUR TEAM

The Excecutive Commitee

Dr. Wesley Bor

Chairman, Board Of Directors

Dr. Bor has over 10 years’ experience in research and health programs. His previous work assignments at KEMRI/Walter Reed Project, Kericho included promoting and coordinating the provision of nutrition services to patients on HIV care and ART in the South Rift valley region. He currently serves as the Head of Department Nutrition and Dietetics at kabarak University. He has also served several boards as both a chair and a member.

Dr. Pamela Wadende

Treasurer Board of Directors

Dr. Pamela has over 10 years’ experience in research and has a Ph. D in Adult, Professional, and Community Education, Texas State University-San Marcos. She is the current Co-coordinator, Post-graduate studies: Kisii University, Kericho campus and serves as a treasurer to the board of directors KYC.

Mr. Daniel Ronoh

Secretary,Board Of Directors

Daniel serves as both the secretary to the board of directors as well as the chief executive officer of KYC. Daniel is an accomplished strategic leader, project manager and resource mobilizer with a proven track record in achieving projects’ deliverables, raising resources for non-profit organizations. He is also effective grants management, team supervision, resource mobilization and collaboration with stakeholders. Apart from having and MBA in strategic management and a post graduate diploma in project management, Daniel has extensive experience in proposal writing for grants, resource mobilization, and concept paper formulation, preparation of budgets and work plans and implementation of donor funded projects.

The Staff

Elvis Embeheze

Programs Coordinator

Elvis has a BA in sociology, diploma in theology and over seven years’ experience in programming. Since coming to KYC Elvis has been instrumental in coordination of programs and has successfully coordinated AMREF, TOWA, FANIKISHA and WRP projects.Elvis is accredited with starting a loaning and savings scheme at KYC, which has helped staffs from 2012 to date. In addition he was key in the rebranding of KYC and its scope

Tonui Mercy

Programs Accountant

Mercy manages KYC's financial operations. She is a graduate from Kenyatta University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree

Joyce Chao

Data Monitoring & Evaluation

Joyce Has Been

Beatrice Yegon

HTS coordinator

Beatrice Has Been

Anne Akida

KP coordinator

Anne Akida is a passionate community trainer and social worker with a wealth of experience in social enterprise, community mobilization and advocacy. She also is passionate working with key populations. Anne has training in Evidence based behavioural interventions. She is also a certified Trainer of Trainees in financial literacy.

Economic Empowerment, Social Cohesion and Integration of young people

Young people are dynamic, vibrant and have big dreams. They also desire to feel accepted and be part of a culture. However, the dangers facing them are myriad. Among the critical health problems young people face are those associated with sexuality and reproductive health. Risk factors such as use of drugs and alcohol are issues influencing health status of young people. Statistics also reveal that majority of Kenyans young people are unemployed, underemployed or underpaid and are therefore in the bulge lines of the working underprivileged.

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HIV Prevention and provision of reproductive services

We serve to enhance the health of young people through reduction of HIV infections and provision of reproductive health services. KYC plays a key role in advocating and championing of adolescents and reproductive health rights. We also offer innovative approaches to reproductive health through the provision of youth friend services as well as use of technology to promote access to health among the young people. We have been able to provide information and HIV prevention and reproductive health services to over 25,000 youth annually through our innovative programs.

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Environmental protection and conservation

We want to Improve the quality of life by improving natural resources management, promoting sustainable livelihoods in meeting health needs. We do so through conducting: Clean Up campaigns, Public awareness through dissemination of conservation messages through magnet theatre, local media, social media and publications, outreach and Education sessions, Establishment of Tree nurseries and promotion of Sustainable Agriculture

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Resource mobilization, partnerships and collaborations

To achieve our ambitious mandate of a highly informed, empowered and healthy young people, we regonise the need to collaborate with different stakeholders. Through this pillar we recognize the need for our organization to review its resource base, sources of financing and develop strategies that will enable the organization increase its resource base.

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LOCATE US

Kericho – Kapsuser road

Opposite Unilever Arboretum

Next to Africa Gospel church Mt. Camel

CALL US

(254)020 202 7495

0720925236

0715598526

EMAIL US

info@kyc.or.ke