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:
- Empower girls and young women- Interventions for this population aim to empower girls and reduce their risk of HIV and violence
- 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.
- Strengthen families- Interventions for this population aim to strengthen the family economically, as well as their ability to parent positively
- Mobilize communities for change- These interventions aim to educated girls, young women, and young men as well as mobilize communities