Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 3705
Country/Region: Kenya
Year: 2009
Main Partner: World Relief
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: FBO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $624,104

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Abstinence/Be Faithful (HVAB): $624,104



This activity supports key secondary cross cutting issues in education ($498,208). The activity will

concentrate on improving the quality of AB interventions and expand the program reach through partnership

with other local FBOs in Central, Western, Nairobi, Rift Valley and Eastern Provinces.

COP 2008

The only change to the program since approval in the 2007 COP is:

• Geographic coverage has expanded to include Nakuru in the South Rift


This activity relates to activities in Counseling and Testing at local VCT centers not funded with USG



The focus of World Relief's Mobilizing Youth for Life (MYFL) program for the next 21 months (October 2008

to June 2010) will be building on interventions from the last four years to encourage sustained behaviour

change and on preparing to hand over the program to the communities after the project ends. This will be

accomplished through: increased follow-up visits to track progress of interventions; refresher trainings that

address the gaps identified in the midterm evaluation and through our interactions with the recipients; new

trainings in a few select areas that the partners have identified as critical for sustainability of the program in

a region; and close-out discussions with the leadership in learning institutions, churches, and community

groups and with the implementing partners. Specifically, these activities will focus on 831 schools, 226

churches, 19 universities and colleges, and 60 community-based youth groups. We will engage with the

leadership of these 1,136 groups to better prepare for the sustainability of interventions by mobilizing and

utilizing all of the community's internal resources. Specifically, the 226 churches and 831 schools will be

encouraged to use their existing youth structures and guidance and counselling departments, respectively,

to establish intervention sustainability. Further, we will work to strengthen the resolve of flower farms'

leadership (who are part of the community-based groups) to see the informal discussions on positive

sexuality engrained in the ongoing operations and supported by the utilization of available counselling and

testing (CT) services and health centre facilities. For the Maasai Morans (who are part of the community-

based groups), in conjunction with their community leaders, we will seek to establish a relevant link between

the Morans' cultural training and sexuality using the MYFL strategy that has developed through past

interactions. In total, we intend train 5,710 people to provide HIV prevention messages and, to sensitize

17,454 adults to create a supportive environment to help 58,080 youth to choose, practice and sustain HIV

free behavior. To ensure quality of our interventions, the MYFL staff and volunteers will make monthly

follow-up visits to the 831 schools, 19 university/college, 60 community youth clubs and 226 church

programs to collect data and support the programs in areas in which they may need help. The MYFL staff

will use the existing M&E system to track the program's progress. This includes monthly planning and

reporting tools, timesheets, work plans, quarterly partners meetings, and strategic communication between

WR and the partners throughout the 21 months. WR will continue to build the capacity of the partners,

based on lessons learnt, to help them implement quality AB HIV/AIDS prevention programs and prepare

effectively for program close out. While MYFL is an AB-focused program, a considerable number of youth

in the target population are sexually active. For these youth, secondary abstinence will be encouraged.

Condom use will be discussed and great emphasis will be placed on referring them to CT and STI diagnosis

and treatment centres to ensure a comprehensive approach. Our activities are tailored to encourage youth

to make positive and lasting behaviour changes and to challenge the adult community to create an enabling

environment that supports safer choices and sustained healthy behaviours. We will also spend time

explicitly addressing poverty, gender violence, drug and alcohol abuse, multiple concurrent sex partners,

cultural taboos on sexuality, which we consider key drivers of the epidemic in our context. We will use

multiple messaging (drama, music, facilitation of Choose Life sessions, mass events, art) and a combination

of prevention strategies (ABC, linkages with youth-friendly health service providers, etc.) to provide a

comprehensive prevention approach to the epidemic.


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%.


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.


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.


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

wise choices.

Activity Narrative: 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.

New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity

Continuing Activity: 15068

Continued Associated Activity Information

Activity Activity ID USG Agency Prime Partner Mechanism Mechanism ID Mechanism Planned Funds

System ID System ID

15068 5378.08 U.S. Agency for World Relief 7031 3705.08 $311,775

International Corporation


7131 5378.07 U.S. Agency for World Relief 4312 3705.07 $300,585

International Corporation


5378 5378.06 U.S. Agency for World Relief 3705 3705.06 $0

International Corporation


Emphasis Areas


* Addressing male norms and behaviors

* Increasing gender equity in HIV/AIDS programs

Human Capacity Development

Public Health Evaluation

Food and Nutrition: Policy, Tools, and Service Delivery

Food and Nutrition: Commodities

Economic Strengthening


Estimated amount of funding that is planned for Education $498,208


Table 3.3.02:

Subpartners Total: $0
Scripture Union: NA
Faraja Trust: NA
Anglican Church (Various Dioceses): NA
Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $498,208
Education $498,208