The following have been awarded with certificates from Youth the Drop-in Centre. Kindly cross check the name for confirmation
Miss Talent Ambassador.
Muthama- Mr. Talent Ambassador
18.Mercy Kyalo –
20.Naomi Ndunge –
22.Janet Mbatha –
Simuli – Singing/KSL
31. Collins Selian- Deaf Dancer
32. Jacob Kilonzo -Art
33.Fidellis Mwende - 1st runners up.
SRHR Training and Awareness Workshop
- 1.SHALOM MUKILI MUEMA
- 2.MARY MWIKALI
- 3.FELIX KYALO
- 4.EDDAH NYAMBURA WANJIRU
- 5.VICTOR OTIENO
- 6.Gladys Mwelu Muli
- 7.ESTHER NDUKU KYULE
- 8.FELIX MUTONGOI MUTISYA
- 9.MERCY JEROP ROTICH
- 10.CYNTHIA KITHEI MUNYILU
- 11.MARGARET ADHIAMBO MULONDO
- 12.LESLIE WAMBUA MUENDO
- 13.NAOMI AMENTONO
- 14.REUBEN NJOROGE
- 15.JAMES GITAU KARAGO
- 16.MASINI NAOMI KEMUNTO
- 17.CATHYPATRA MUTHONI
- 18.DAVID CHEGE
- 19.NDANU MUASYA
- 20.FAITH M. JOSEPH
- 21.KIPTOO HARUN
- 22.ROSE JOYLINE ATIENO
- 23.MWIKYA PATRICK MUSANGO
- 24.Joseph Nzau
- 25.CLEMY SHEILA WAMBUA
- 26.BEATRICE NYAGA
- 27.MONICAH WANGARI MAINA
- 28.CAROLINE NJERI WAWERU
- 29.PAUL MUTIE KIOKO
- 30.PAUL MUTIE KIOKO
- 31.CHELANGAT MIBEI DORCAS
- 32.MUSOGA PRECIOUS
The Machakos Drop-In centre (DIC); Is a functional stand-alone facility in Machakos County to increase sexual reproductive health services uptake among the youth and adolescents. Most of the youth friendly centres are located inside hospital premises, this is different for Machakos Youth Drop-In centre, it is strategically placed in a public youth centre. Majoring on service provision and information sharing, the DIC enables the youth to interact with each other, access friendly Sexual reproductive health resources, gain knowledge and develop skills through capacity building sessions on comprehensive sexuality education and life skills, to enhance their ability to make informed decisions about their sexual reproductive health. The comprehensive sexuality education entails information sharing on family planning information and methods, emergency HIV responses and prevention where Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PREP) and Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) are talked about. More information on gender-based violence response is also key to ensure that young girls and women who are in most cases the survivors know of the best ways to respond and ensure that justice is not blocked for them.
The center is
equipped with recreational resources (pool tables, chess, scrabble, playing
cards, darts, volleyball and football games, entertainment systems) to attract
more youth to the center and keep them engaged. This way they avoid engaging in
behaviors that pose as risks to their sexual reproductive health as they also
learn more and understand how important it is to be in charge of their sexual
reproductive health, enhance HIV testing (through the center activities, the
youths get to know of available health services increasing their willingness to
try the services), and facilitates peer interactions and learning. During the
games, there are games where it is compulsory for one to seek a service when
they lose a game which is agreed by the peers before starting the game.
The center presents a no stigma and discrimination environment, any young
person can pass by, ask questions, receive guidance and counselling, or receive
reproductive health-related services (Cervical Cancer Screening, Pregnancy and
STIs related information and HIV testing) the service provision is enabled by the
existence of clinical equipment and professionals at the centre. This has been
motivated by the need to achieve the third sustainable Goal.
located within the premises of Machakos Youth and Children’s center; a youth
friendly resource center owned by the County Government of Machakos resource.
Its strategic location-along the main highway, makes it visible and easily
accessible by any young person. Besides the DIC, the premises has a functional
library, computer laboratory complementing its services. A signed partnership
between DEK and the County Government facilitates the Drop in Centre’s
sustainability. Through the partnership, youthful health and social welfare
professionals are assigned to support services at the center; a Gender Based
Violence professional, a nurse/clinician, and a HIV and Testing Services
provider. Since its operation, other partners have demonstrated interest to
support activities at the center; Bliss medical healthcare, Africa for SDGs
have previously conducted mental health sessions to learners. The DIC is
working jointly with partners from the creative industry in a bid to scout and
nurture acting talents from the youths.
inception, the DIC has reached over 400
young people through HIV testing services and sessions on sexual reproductive
health. It has proved to be a safe space where adolescents Living with HIV and PREP champions hold meetings and support groups thus dealing with HIV
related stigma and discrimination, young people especially girls have been to
the centre to inquire about teenage pregnancy and how to go about in case they
are pregnant. We have since received requests from learning institutions to
extend the DIC services to their students.
recommended amount of support The Youth Drop-In centre can impact and reach more youth to enhance their ability to
seek and receive sexual reproductive health services and make informed decisions about their sexual reproductive
Through sessions like
‘know your health rights’, the Drop-in Centre integrates a rights-based
awareness approach which enhances the learners’ knowledge on their roles as
well as those of the duty bearers. In a bid to widen the online reach, the DIC
has an active YouTube channel where any young person can access services across the
The System Partners seek to ensure that all public programs for youth will provide services in an integrated, comprehensive, culturally responsive, evidence-based/best practice manner, regardless of the agency door by which the youth enter. This mission includes improving availability, accessibility, acceptability and use of quality sexual and reproductive health services, Gender Based Violence prevention and responses, social protection, life skills, talent nurturing and economic empowerment by adolescents, and youth seeking services at the Drop-in Centre.
Youth in Machakos County are accessing comprehensive Adolescents and Youth Friendly health services, GBV and economic empowerment services at the Youth Drop-in Centre.
- Site Coordinator
- Social Welfare (GBV Advisor)
Support delivery of essential package of services as defined in the National Youth
Friendly Services guidelines.
support standardization of the service provision of quality AYSRH Services at
support the GBV intervention activities at the drop in Centre
increase access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information and
services among adolescents and youth through friendly community-led demand
creation and awareness.
strengthen collection and utilization of age and sex disaggregated data on
sexual and reproductive health among adolescents and youth.
Support Meaningful involvement of adolescents and youth in policy formulation,
program implementation, research and M&E.