TIMIZA AHADI PROGRAMME

Project Goal

Informed, empowered and equipped young people in urban settings with relevant and accurate information regarding SRHR, Maternal Health, Nutrition so that they can make rational and informed decisions for improved wellbeing

Project Objectives

  • To provide general mentorship, skills development and linkages for improved wellbeing
  • To engage decision makers and service providers act on commitment #TimizaAhadi
  • To strengthen access to accurate and relevant SRHR, Maternal Health, Nutrition , SGBV information for improved health outcomes and referrals
  • To strengthen access to accurate and relevant SRHR, Maternal Health, Nutrition , SGBV information for improved health outcomes and referrals
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Project Summary

Organization of African Youth (OAY) is implementing evidence-based intervention targeting young people in Kisumu based on outcomes of GFF supported assessment findings of a survey conducted in Kisumu in 2021. The assessment sought to access AY prioritization in the 2016-2020 Kenya’s RMNCAH+N investment case, and other global, national and county level policies and strategy policy documents, their implementation and effect on responsiveness of AYSRH services, products and information in Nairobi and Kisumu counties. The aim was to generate evidence, including the effect of COVID-19 on access to SRHR services, products and information for vulnerable AY, to inform the prioritization of AY agenda. The assessment compiled feedback from youth and young people of the age bracket 15 -24 years since there is a relation to the contribution of new adult HIV infections and raising a concern about meaningful targeting and involvement of youth in ASRH programming. The findings established that there are services and information gaps among young people leading to low uptake of services especially , with regard to access to services and information at PHC. In 2022, OAY youth advictaes in Kisumu designed The #Timiza Ahadi Project (Implement Commitments) that seeks to create a culture of mutual accountability from young people and duty bearers based on what is expected of them. The project targets young people in an urban setup aged 15- 24 years in Kisumu City. Most young people in a city environment see their peers as less important as a determinant of behavior and may enter into intimate sexual and emotional relationships therefore there is a need to mentor them to facilitate their access to sexual and reproductive healthcare.

DELIVERY MODEL : KEY INTERVENTIONS

Trends and Insights
contextualize the challenges / issues within the young people’s environment focussion on SRHR, Maternal Health, Nutrition, SGBV
Mentorship
provision of relevant and accurate information , creatively and innovatively to pass the right information through different methods followed by open discussion such as debates, sports, music
Referrals
Enhancing and strengthening services referrals and linkages to empowerment opportunities in partnership with service providers
Knowledge Sharing
project Participatory Evaluation to inform collaboration, engagement, learning and adaptation

Project Outcomes

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Mentorship

Successful mentorship in the following key areas ; SRHR, maternal health, menstrual hygiene, nutrition and SGBV including mental health support

Information

Provision of accurate information to the young people and provide linkages to services with focus on benefits of optimal behaviors, how to overcome common health access barriers, encourage the participants on positive behavior’s, empower them as champions against gender based violence and mental health

SRHR, Maternal Health, and Nutrition

Adolescents and youth equipped with relevant and accurate information regarding SRHR, Maternal Health, and Nutrition and to ensure that they can make rational and informed decisions for improved wellbeing

#TimizaAhadi

Decision makers and service providers Act on their commitments ; they #TimizaAhadi

Success To 2022

Youth Impacted linkages and referrals

65 urban adolescents and youth impacted with right and accurate information on SRHR

Partnerships Secured

2 Institutional partnerships secured to enhance reach to young people in Kisumu city

Project Partners

Contribution to SDGs

Goal 1
Good Health and Wellbeing
Goal 2
Gender Equality
Goal 3
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 4
Sustainable Cities and Communities