1500 boys in 2017 enrolled to the Boys for Change program. These boys champion for girls rights and are advocates of change in their community, fighting FGM and Early Marriage in their villages. The involvement of men and boys have seen a great impact by changing the attitude of men and boys slowly towards the retrogressive cultures.
In 2015 there were 63 men who volunteered to champion against FGM and forced early marriages and the number doubled in 2016 and has continued to grow in 2017.
10 youth peer providers are supporting the youth program with a focus on reaching their peers with correct information on sexual reproductive health to allow them make informed decisions. This has increased adolescent and youth’s access to SRH services both in Baringo and Nakuru counties being border villages.Young people need young people
The greatest success is that youths are opening up to share their life challenges and getting advice on how to overcome. When they need health services, they can get health services from a trained youth health provider who is friendly to them.