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Years of mechanism: 2008
ACTIVITY UNCHANGED FROM COP 2008
SECONDARY CROSS-CUTTING BUDGET ATTRIBUTIONS
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.
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
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.
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
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
7131 5378.07 U.S. Agency for World Relief 4312 3705.07 $300,585
5378 5378.06 U.S. Agency for World Relief 3705 3705.06 $0
* 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
Estimated amount of funding that is planned for Education $498,208