AMREF Maanisha

The Maanisha programme aims to reduce the spread of HIV and improve the quality of life of those infected and affected.

Behavior Change

AMREF believes that to reduce the spread of HIV & improve the quality of life, communities should play an active role in interventions targeting them.

Youth Program

OGRA established Peer Education Programmes and trainings to increase knowledge amongst the youths and young couples on HIV/AIDS & STIs.

AMREF

OGRA Foundation received a grant from AMREF in the Year 2010 to conduct activities that promote behavior change among the young people while providing HIV/AIDS services in Nyando District. OGRA Foundation engaged the youth in sporting activities, youth dialogue forums and team building activities, magnet theatre and produced IEC materials for behavior change. The fund will also enable OGRA conduct outreach VCT and clinics, peer education campaigns and advocacy. 

AMREF funded Ogra Foundation to implement activities including improving access to HIV/AIDS Prevention services for youths, teenage mothers and fathers and People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWAs), older OVCs to include Voluntary Counselling and Testing, VCT services, ART services STI/GUM clinic and community outreaches. This was done using magnet theatre and sporting events to disseminate targeted information on HIV prevention. We also established Peer Education Programmes and trainings to increase knowledge amongst the youths and young couples on HIV/AIDS, STIs and medical care prevention and Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision services. We also sensitized and mobilized the community to go for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision as a way of HIV prevention.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 1. AMREF built the capacity of OGRA Foundation effectively to represent partner groups and organizations working on HIV programmes and providing care and support
  • 2. Capacity building of CHWs and care givers on child protection policies and paralegal issues.
  • 3. Training of over 50 Community Health Workers on Home Based Care and provision of Home Based Care Kits to PLWAs
  • 4. Over 500 People were enrolled on HIV Care and treatment.
  • 5. 50 Orphaned and Vulnerable Children recieved educational and nutritional support through provision school uniforms,books,other learning materials.
  • 6. Strengthened linkages from the community and other stakeholders through peer education campaign, advocacy and networking.
  • 7. Sporting events for HIV/AIDS Campaingns, advocacy for HIV/AIDS prevention services.

8. Ogra Foundation recently participated in the Amref Maanisha Youth HIV prevention sports day held at Karanda Primary school in Ahero and 88 people were tested for VCT and 17 treated for STIs