Konnect Youth Consortium (KYC) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization, with its headquarters (HQ) located in Kericho, Kenya and registered with the Kenya NGO coordination bureau since June 2007. The organization’s has other branches in Narok, Bomet and Kilgoris and is at present carrying out successful programs targeting the young people.These programs include Health: with a focus on HIV/AIDS Prevention, provision of Comprehensive Reproductive Health Services. Youth empowerment programs: these include leadership development, creative arts, peace building and social cohesion. Environmental conservation: KYC has supported initiatives and measures to respond to key environmental issues and challenges and emerging global environmental concerns.
Since its inception, KYC has carried out several projects supported by different donors and partners. These partners include: PEPFAR through the Walter Reed project (WRP), National AIDS Control Council (NACC), AMREF and Mercy Corps, I Choose Life –Fanikisha project, Kenya Film Commission and Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT), Gender Violence recovery Centre (GVRC). Furthermore, KYC is networked with County health leadership, CHMT and works with key government agencies such as NASCOP, NACC, MOYA, County department of Health Narok, Bomet and Kericho Counties. The partnerships has enabled KYC to reach young people in and out of school, Key populations and the general populations with interventions that address health and other social issues.
KYC was established to act in response to the emerging health issues that face the young people. The organization recognizes that the young people and women face many challenges including abject poverty due to limited employment opportunities. Young people are also vul- nerable to reproductive health related challenges such as unplanned pregnancies and higher risk of contracting Sexually Transmitted Infections including HIV. To this end, the organization endeavours to empower the young people with knowledge and skills necessary to address these challenges and propel the young people to becoming productive citizens. KYC has a network of young people serving organizations and it collaborates with them to enable KYC meet its man- date.
We envisage highly informed, empowered, healthy young people and communities
To promote young people's and communities' holistic health through service delivery, advocacy and research for enhanced productivity & self-reliance in a sustainable environment.