Abstinence Kenya is a non-governmental and non-profit making organization that promotes total abstinence and assists with decreasing the AIDS Epidemic, other sexually transmitted diseases, promote healthy and long-lasting marriages, decrease teenage pregnancy rate, and eliminate other life controlling issues such as drugs and alcohol, Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) issues and by impacting constructive social norms to the youth to also abstain from other social evils.
Abstinence Kenya is involved in different activities that address issues affecting the young people, this activities fall under different programs designed to meet different and specific category of the youth. Such program is:-
T4Y (Truth for the Youth)
• Truth for the youth(T4Y) school programs
ABK believes that, if efforts to address issues concerning the youth are to bear significant results, there is need to address the problem at an early age, by empowering the youth to challenge the cultural beliefs, norms, and social institutions that legitimize discrimination and even against women and girls that perpetuate physical, sexual, psychological and economic. violence against them through empowering young girls to be aware of the vice and constructively involving boys as agents of change by addressing norms and masculinity that glorify GBV. This can’t be done any other better than in the T4Y school program.
Being the main arm of Abstinence Kenya, T4Y champions its objectives through directly involving the youth in creating platforms whereby they learn, share and practice real life planning skills.
T4Y clubs are formed by the youth assisted by school club patrons, then are trained on peer mentor-ship after which they are given open chances both in their schools and in the community to assist their fellow youths in different issues they face in day to day life. We will also facilitate GBV topics in our outdoor T4Y activities
Keep It Locked Campaigns
White rose valentine
T4Y Club Challenge
T4Y Fun day and Expeditions
T4Y Training and leisure Camps
Leadership training is provided for those who head the groups and ongoing support from Abstinence Kenya officials. T4Y is currently operating in 16 schools around the East land part of Nairobi and in areas with a strong presence in disadvantaged communities.