The project provides HIV/AIDS training for 40 girls who will reach out with this new information to 3,000 girls in rural Kenya
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Teenage pregnancies and vulnerability to HIV/AIDS are the main health problems faced by girls and young women in Kilifi. They have very poor access to reproductive health information and services. This projects offers girls up to date information on HIV and the services that are available locally. The project will be high impact because it is led by peers who are trustworthy, knowledgeable and understanding, giving vulnerable girls a safe space in which to voice their adolescent concerns.
How will this project solve this problem?
1. HIV training for 40 girls: increase knowledge and understanding of HIV prevention and services. 2. Peer education sessions with groups of girl footballers: increased knowledge and confidence contribute to reduction in teenage pregnancies
Potential Long Term Impact
The project will provide up-to-date information on reproductive health, HIV and local health services to help up to 3000 girl footballers make informed decisions on their sexual and reproductive health.
Total Funding Received to Date: $3,300
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $3,300 . The original project funding goal was $3,300.