The Get Up Speak Out(GUSO) program builds on the successes and experience from the UFBR and ASK programs. The added value is the ability to address the multitude of factors and actors inﬂuencing young people’s SRHR using a multi-component approach. GUSO works under 4 main core principles i.e. Meaningful youth participation, Positive rights based approach, Multi-component approach and Gender transformative approach.
In order to realise the maximum results the program has structured itself into 5 outcome areas namely:Strengthened and sustainable Alliances comprehensively address the SRHR of young people, Empowered young people able to voice their rights,Increased utilization of comprehensive SRHR information and education by all young people, Increased utilization of quality and youth-friendly SRHR services that respond to the needs and rights of all young people, and Improved social-cultural, political and legal environment for gender-sensitive, youth-friendly SRHR.
The four core principles and the five outcomes will contribute to the program’s long term objective, which is that all young people, especially girls and women, are empowered to realise their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in societies that are positive towards young people’s sexuality.
The Kenyan SRHR alliance partners implementing the GUSO program are:CSA, FHOK, ADS, WOFAK, Nairobits, MAXFACTA, GLUK, NAYA, Africa Alive, and KMET. The partners bring different expertise and resourcefulness into the alliance including comprehensive sexuality education, SRHR service delivery, advocacy and research. The GUSO program is being implemented by the local partners in six counties- Nairobi, Kisumu, Siaya, Homa Bay, Kakamega and Bungoma
CSA will be implementing GUSO in Kisumu, Bungoma and Nairobi County. CSA will implement the ‘World Starts with Me’ and Youth for Youth through the Whole school approach. This means that the schools are the final implementers in the programme and as such the key players in the programme, linking with all stakeholders involved, such as teachers, students, parents, communities, YFS, and the MoE. The ownership of the WSWM program has to lie with the schools.