Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2005 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 121
Country/Region: Rwanda
Year: 2008
Main Partner: World Relief
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: FBO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $415,700

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Abstinence/Be Faithful (HVAB): $415,700

This is a continuing activty from FY 2007.

World Relief's "Mobilizing Youth for Life" project aims to 1) engage youth in interactive learning to establish

standards of sexual protection, 2) equip influential adults to guide youth in making wise life choices, and 3)

obtain commitments to abstinence before marriage and fidelity in marriage from youth aged 10-24 years

old. Since the project's inception in March 2004, World Relief has reached over 730,800 youth through a

combination of activities in over 2,380 churches, 520 schools, 684 clubs and other community settings.

Over the past four years, the project expanded its activities into all 30 districts making it a national HIV

prevention and stigma reduction program. With FY 2007 funding, World Relief focused in the 20

CHF/CHAMP districts, ensuring an integrated approach and coverage, with supplemental funding from EP

supporting activities in the remaining 10 districts. Activities included support to the young people who had

already made a commitment to abstinence as well as promoting and seeking commitments to abstinence

for other youth. World Relief trained 8,052 youth leaders, pastors, peer educators and teachers using the

Choose Life curriculum to reach youth with abstinence only messages. World Relief incorporated an alcohol

and GBV approach into their programming, emphasizing the role of alcohol use in facilitating the

transmission of HIV.

In FY 2008, World Relief will train and refresh all the youth influencers (church leaders, teachers, youth

leaders and peer educators) to reach 40,000 new youth with AB messages through churches, youth

rehabilitation centers and schools. They will also focus efforts on supporting the youth who have already

committed to abstinence. Family focused activities such as youth and parent forums that encourage

intergenerational discussion on HIV prevention will also be supported. World Relief will continue to use

mass media (radio and video spots) to reach out to the community. FY 2008 is the last year of funding for

World Relief under Track 1.0. Using master training of trainers and capacity building workshops on program

planning and M&E, World Relief will ensure that local partners can continue the work carried out over the

last few years. An end of project evaluation will be conducted to measure the overall effectiveness of the

program and the results will be used to inform future programming.