""A healthy and informed youth in our society""
"A better generation with strong grassroots network who play a pioneering role in facilitating sustainable, innovative strategies in championing programs that recognize young people’s rights to: honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth"
Established in 2010, Abstinence Kenya Advocates for Youth champions’ efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their health and sexual reproductive health issues. Abstinence Kenya believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health. Abstinence Kenya focuses its work on young people ages 10-24 in Kenya and partnering with other like-minded organizations around the globe, our main focus being prevention. Since its inception, Abstinence Kenya has been in the fore front in risk prevention programs for young people in Kenya and has taken the lead in provision of youth friendly health education both in and out of school. Abstinence Kenya has a youth resource centre in Eastland’s part of Nairobi designed to attract a diverse group of young people to meet their needs by ensuring that we are accessible and acceptable to the young people.
All our programs are designed, planned and implemented by our members in conjunction with Abstinence Kenya officials who are competent and certified abstinence peer mentors. Abstinence Kenya Currently has more than 600 members and growing.
With the Training program we reach parents, teachers and other gatekeepers to make them understand what we involve their children in, offering them strategies' to approach the youth in addressing their issues.
Being the main arm of Abstinence Kenya, T4Y champions the objectives of Abstinence Kenya, through directly involving the youth in creating platforms whereby they will learn, share and practice real life planning skills. T4Y clubs are formed by the youth assisted by club patrons, then are trained on peer mentorship after which they are given open chances both in their school clubs and in other platforms to address issues faced by youths in their day to day life.
Abstinence Outreach Project is a community service activity that gives our delegations/members the opportunity to make a united impact concerning a need that troubles the society.
Each quarter, Abstinence Kenya establishes a community Outreach activity with a partner organization to reach to the society and help work towards a cause.
The Executive Board members, staff members and the volunteers discuss and present ways we and another organization (s) can work together on a community Outreach Project. Participation from volunteer members is optional.
With the vision "A safe and prosperous future for girls" this is an arm of ABSTINENCE KENYA that provides a place where girls and young women can grow, learn, have fun, and develop confidence in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world. By delivering strong arts, literacy, entrepreneurship skills, health and leadership programs. Basically we help the girls with:
The experience of the last decade has demonstrated that culturally appropriate forms of communication, such as theatre, storytelling, songs and dance, can be effective tools.
They enhance community participation. Again Young people learn in different ways and we use theatre to "edutain" educate and entertain, this is through the above mentioned ways including skits, choral verses Etc.
Abstinence Kenya has put up a computer lab/ICT project dubbed "I-school" within its resource centre and later on in other parts of Nairobi where young people from low income areas and its members will benefit from computer training ranging from basic ICT training to Web Designing and accessing Adequate Life skills Information