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Kenya: Healthy Outcomes through Prevention Education (HOPE)

Published 10/25/2016 by Global Communities

Kenya: Healthy Outcomes through Prevention Education (HOPE) Evaluation Summary

In Kenya, high poverty, insecurity, poor health outcomes, substance abuse and low levels of education make young people, especially girls, vulnerable to a variety of risks such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Diseases (STDs), and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV). To address these problems the Healthy Outcomes through Prevention Education (HOPE) Program was designed to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, STIs and STDs, and to promote healthy outcomes among at-risk Kenyan students and their families. The HOPE Program was funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), from March 2012 through June 2015. HOPE was implemented by Global Communities (GC) in partnership with the National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE), Kenya Girl Guide Association (KGGA), St. John’s Community Center (SJCC) and Support for Addiction Prevention and Treatment in Africa (SAPTA). The program was implemented in Nairobi and Kiambu counties and tasked with reaching at-risk youth in informal urban settlements. This report presents the findings of a summative end-line program evaluation funded by Global Communities and carried out in 2015 and 2016. The team was led and the final report was written by the Global Communities Monitoring and Evaluation Team at headquarters working closely with the the former HOPE Team in Kenya (and now currently managing the Global Communities DREAMS Project). All data collection was carried out by Benaphil Consultants in Nairobi in the summer of 2015.

Please read a summary of HOPE Evaluation Report here.