With a proposed goal of ensuring that all young people are empowered to realize their sexual reproductive health and rights in societies that are positive towards young people’s sexuality, the SRHR Program employs a multi-component approach aimed at achieving universal coverage of quality SRH-services, increasing provision of comprehensive sexuality education, reducing poverty and achieving gender equality.
NairoBits Trust is implementing the ‘GUSO’ (Get Up Speak Out) program for the 2016 – 2020 period which will be funded by RUTGERS. GUSO acknowledges that addressing the health and well being of young people has profound educational and economic benefits in the long term.
NairoBits Trust is working under two outcomes area in the GUSO program with respective strategies and activities to achieve our objectives.
Outcome 2: Empowered young people increasingly voice their rights
Outcome 3: Increased utilization of comprehensive SRHR information and education by all young people
Channels in Use
Nairobits trains youth aged 17-24 years old in an interactive youth friendly digital reproductive program dabbed the World Starts With Me (WSWM). The students come from satellite centers different informal settlements in Nairobi county namely; Mathare, Kibera, Kawangware, Kayole, Kariobangi, Dandora, Eastleigh, Mukuru, Korogocho, and Riruta. To effectively reach out to the youth, we use 3 channels both in the community and the respective centres.
• Referrals of students: Providing referral information to students attending the WSWM training which is directly connecting demand creation to knowledge provision.
• Through peer educators and trainers: Both peer educators and trainers refer young people with cases on PMCT, CAC, VCT, SD, SGBV, SRH counseling to nearest Youth Friendly Service provider.
• Electronic & Mobile channels: Use of digital platforms such as Whatssap groups, Facebook etc