According to census report of 2019 Youth between the ages of 18-34 make up 28.8% of the population. The report places youth unemployment at 39%. This group of unemployed youth pose a challenge of engaging in crime, drugs and substance abuse, unsafe sex practices and mental ill-health.
To reach these youth who are out-of-school, we have tailored our youth program to provide youth friendly services. We have an office based youth center at Chogoria open every day of the week with an average 20 youths visiting per day. To attract youth at the center, we have free internet access, television entertainment and games.
The services we offer at the center include;
- Round table discussions on sexual reproductive health & rights, drugs & substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
- Career guidance for those awaiting to join tertiary institutions. After counselling, our officers also help the youth in the course application process.
- HIV Testing Services where youth are sensitized on importance of testing and referred to our clinic for testing