Skills infusion an arts and talent development project has been running for 3 years to provide a platform for youth Kericho County to discover and develop their artistic talents. Upon graduating many young people were idle and without a source of income. This often resulted in the young people engaging in risky behaviour including substance abuse, alcoholism and unprotected sex.
Through the support of For a Better Tomorrow (FBT) KYC has able to procure video cameras, musical instruments and engaged local professionals as volunteers to train the youth. As a result, over 100 youth have undergone the skills infusion training. From this initiative, one of the participants received a scholarship from MNET Multi Choice to study sound design and engineering and others have started their own businesses.
This has also resulted in collaboration with the Gender Violence Recovery Centre (GVRC) who supported the youth to develop educational videos on gender-based violence.
KYC offers a robust programme for your graduates and college students to develop their skills in community service, social work and project management. It provides a self-discovery platform for these youth and enhance their leadership. Over 200 young people have been trained Facilitators and Peer Educators. KYC has in the recent past partnered with Digital Opportunity Trust to provide job readiness and life skills to over 100o youth in Kericho and Bomet Counties.
KYC has spearheaded the provision of Reproductive Health Services: This approach is aimed at preventing unintended pregnancies among women living with HIV and are within the child bearing age. This has been done through outreaches targeting youth in and out of school in the South Rift region. KYC partners with other stakeholders to provide rehabilitative services for teen mothers to ensure continuity with their education.
This is done through collaboration with other stakeholders in reintegration/reenrolment of teenage mothers to school, provision and distribution of sanitary pads and formation of teenage mother clubs. KYC seeks to expand service delivery through creating demand among the AGYW (women in child bearing age) to be aware of their HIV status by facilitating targeted stakeholder sensitization and outreach, provision of HTS and a package of other support services.
Annually over 3000 Key Populations are able to access HIV Prevention and Reproductive health services in our Narok and Kilgoris Drop In Centres (DICEs). Our innovative outreach and static clinics, safe paces and rehabilitative services helps in fighting the spread of HIV.