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DREAMS project in Kisumu and Homa Bay County

DREAMS project in Kisumu and Homa Bay County

The ultimate goal of the initiative is to help girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe (DREAMS) women.The objective of DREAMS is to prevent HIV incidence amongst adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) aged between 10 and 24 by 40% in 2 years.DREAMS sub-objective is to prevent unintended pregnancies amongst adolescent girls and young women.

DREAMS is implemented in 4 Counties in Kenya: Homabay, Kisumu, Nairobi and Siaya. The implementers are:GoK (National and County), USAID and CDC, PATH under APHIAPlus Western Kenya and World Vision. The sub-grantees are:ACE-Africa, CSA, HFG, ICL, NOPE, Kenya Red Cross and ward level CBOs. CSA implements the DREAMS project in Kisumu East and Rachuoyo Sub Counties.

What we do in dreams:

  1. Empower girls and young women- Interventions for this population aim to empower girls and reduce their risk of HIV and violence
  2. Reduce risk of sex partners- This activity aims to characterize “typical” sexual partners of adolescent girls and young women in order to target highly effective HIV interventions.
  3. Strengthen families- Interventions for this population aim to strengthen the family economically, as well as their ability to parent positively
  4. Mobilize communities for change- These interventions aim to educated girls, young women, and young men as well as mobilize communities