Our story starts way back in 2015, when Youth changers Kenya was started.
Youth Changers Kenya (YCK) is a community-based organization that was founded in 2015 to promote sexual reproductive health and rights and to address systemic issues of sexual violence among adolescent girls and young women from rural and peri- urban areas.
YCK’s work with girls & young women strives to provide knowledge and skills necessary to pursue education, participate in policy spaces, delay pregnancy, make informed choices and build self confidence. At the same time, YCK strategically engages with key gate keepers to build a strong collaboration aimed at developing a more equitable justice system for sexual violence against girls and women
YCK has five thematic areas of focus which include: advocacy, sexual reproductive health and rights, girls’ education, mental health, and sexual violence. While maintaining a national focus, YCK’s 2020 focus was honed in Kakamega, Kiambu and Nairobi counties, owing to the increased rates of SRHR violations in both areas.
A Healthy and Violence Free Society.
To reduce sexual violence and increase access to reproductive health through education, advocacy and strategic partnership with adolescent girls and young women in rural and peri-urban areas in order to achieve a world free from all forms of violence.
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Collective Care
- Creativity and Innovation
- Provided technical support to young women who have started community driven organizations.
- Inputs provided in policy development processes at county and national level have been in-cooperated.
- Meaningful engagement of girls and young women in policy spaces.
- Girls have reported increased levels of self-awareness, agency and self confidence.
- Uptake of sexual reproductive health information and services.
> Empower adolescent girls and young women aged 15-24 years from rural and peri urban areas.
> Emphasis on feminist leadership, self awareness, agency, choice, building resilience, and wellness.
> Employ participatory and creative approaches in our interventions.