To promote Young People’s Health through service delivery, advocacy and research for enhanced productivity and self-reliance
We serve to enhance the health of young people through reduction of HIV infections and provision of reproductive health services.
We promote Social Cohesion and Integration of young people
We improve the quality of life by improving natural resources management, promoting sustainable livelihoods in meeting health needs.
To achieve our ambitious mandate of a highly informed, empowered and healthy young people, we regonise the need to collaborate with different stakeholders.
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
reached through Healthy Choices For a Better future
Key populations enrolled for HIV prevention
impacted with leadership & job readiness skills
funded youth Groups & educated on financial literacy
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.
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.
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
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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