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PEPFAR's programs are implemented through implementing partners who apply for funding based on PEPFAR's published Requests for Applications.
Since 2010, PEPFAR COPs have grouped implementing partners according to an organizational type. We have retroactively applied these classifications to earlier years in the database as well.
Also called "Strategic Areas", these are general areas of HIV programming. Each program area has several corresponding budget codes.
Specific areas of HIV programming. Budget Codes are the lowest level of spending data available.
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Subdivisions of Program Areas, these track general higher level sub-classifications of expenditure.
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PEPFAR sets targets using the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) System - documentation for which can be found on PEPFAR's website at https://www.pepfar.gov/reports/guidance/. As with most data on this website, the targets here have been extracted from the COP documents. Targets are for the fiscal year following each COP year, such that selecting 2016 will access targets for FY2017. This feature is currently experimental and should be used for exploratory purposes only at present.
Years of mechanism: 2008
THIS IS AN ONGOING ACTIVITY. THE NARRATIVE IS UNCHANGED EXCEPT FOR UPDATED
REFERENCES TO TARGETS AND BUDGETS.
The only change to the program since approval in the 2007 COP is:
• Geographic coverage has expanded to include Nakuru in the South Rift
1. LIST OF RELATED ACTIVITIES
This activity relates to activities in Counseling and Testing at local VCT centers not funded with USG
2. ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION
In FY2008, the "Mobilizing Youth for Life" program (MYFL) will concentrate on improving the quality of AB
interventions and expand the program reach through the partnership with seven local FBOs in Central,
Western, Nairobi, Rift Valley, and Eastern Provinces. MYFL anticipates reaching 100,000 youth with the
behavior change message that prepares them to choose abstinence and fidelity as the best way to prevent
HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
To realize these targets, WR shall work with an extensive network of 100 churches, 360 schools, 4
universities/colleges, and 60 out-of-school youth community groups. WR shall train 730 schoolteachers and
hold advocacy and sensitization meetings for 100 pastors, 300 school heads, 18,560 parents, 40 College
Advisory Board members, and 10,000 church members to support the 1,870-trained Peer Educators and
the 100,000-targeted youth. The Advocacy and sensitization meetings will be to help the influential adults to
understand their role in supporting youth in their commitment to AB, and in creating an enabling
environment for the youth to learn, practice, and promote the AB message. In total, the program will reach
132,000 individuals with the abstinence and/or being faithful messages and will train 2,600 individuals to
promote HIV/AIDS prevention.
The trained peer educators and teachers will carry out peer education activities in the schools, churches,
community youth clubs, and university/colleges, keep attendance and abstinence records, establish and run
533 youth clubs that will provide continued social support for youth and sustain the AB campaigns in the
respective institutions. They will use the structured peer educator's curriculum, The Choose Life Manual, to
facilitate the sessions. The Choose Life Curriculum for ages 10-14 and 15-24 addresses gender-based
violence and sexual coercion. It empowers the youth to resist sexual coercion and equips them with life
skills to make wise choices. It emphasizes abstinence and faithfulness for youth aged 10-24 through peer
education. It has been helpful in maintaining the quality of training interventions and integrity of the AB
The MYFL staff and volunteers will make monthly follow-up visits to each school, university/college,
community youth clubs, and church programs to collect data and support the programs in the areas that
they may need help. The MYFL staff will use the existing M&E system to track down the programs progress.
This includes monthly planning and reporting tools, time sheets, work plans, quarterly partners meetings
and strategic communication between WR and the partners throughout the year. WR will continue to build
the capacity of the partners, reflecting on the lessons learnt, to help them implement quality AB HIV/AIDS
3. CONTRIBUTIONS TO OVERALL PROGRAM AREA
WR's AB activities focus on reducing the number of new infections among the youth and subsequently the
general population. The project seeks to reduce the number of boys and girls who have sex before age 15
by promoting abstinence only for youth up to age 15 and AB thereafter. MYFL will increase the proportion of
men and women 15-24 years who can correctly identify ways of preventing sexually transmitted HIV/AIDS
infection from 86% and 77% respectively to 95%.
4. LINKS TO OTHER ACTIVITIES
While MYFL is an AB program, a considerable number of youth in the target population is sexually active.
For these youth, secondary abstinence will be encouraged. Condom use would be discussed but great
emphasis will be given to referring them to voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) and STI diagnosis and
treatment centers for a more comprehensive approach.
5. POPULATIONS BEING TARGETED
MYFL targets youth between ages 10-24. We will expand our reach especially to children ages 10-14 by
preparing them to choose abstinence before marriage as the best way to prevent HIV/AIDS and other
sexually transmitted diseases by delaying sexual debut. The project also targets influential adults (i.e.
parents, teachers, church leaders) to help them understand their role in encouraging youth to make wise
choices about their sexual behavior.
6. KEY LEGISLATIVE ISSUES ADDRESSED
WR's structured peer education curriculum for ages 10-14 and 15-24 addresses gender-based violence and
sexual coercion. It empowers the youth to resist sexual coercion and equips them with life skills to make
7. EMPHASIS AREAS
MYFL's major emphasis is on promoting abstinence and being faithful for youth ages 10-24 through peer
education. The structured peer educator's curriculum has been very well received by staff as a tool to help
them maintain the quality of training interventions and integrity of the AB messages. In addition, the project
is developing the capacity of seven local FBOs serving youth to implement quality AB HIV/AIDS prevention
programs. MYFL will also enhance an enabling environment through mass events for promotion of
abstinence until marriage and fidelity to one faithful uninfected partner.