managed by K. YOUTH CENTRE
Kericho Youth Centre (KYC) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Kericho District, South Rift Valley province of Kenya. KYC implements HIV/AIDS Prevention, Sexual and Reproductive Health Services, peace building, and economic strengthening programmes targeting the young people.
KYC begun as a Focused Group Discussion group (FGD) in 2005 and was later registered in 2007 as an NGO. Its membership is open to all the youth aged between 15-35 years and community based youth groups.KYC was formed with a principle to provide Youth friendly HIV/AIDS prevention services.
KYC target the youth as they form the section of the community which is a high-risk group faced with difficult circumstances because majority live in poverty, are out of school, they are married off while still young especially girls, they are sexually and physically abused, they are victims of retrogressive cultural practices that enhance vulnerability. The lack of respect for young people’s basic rights manifested by these situations leave them vulnerable to HIV infection.