Alarm as HIV stalks youth

The World Aids Day was commemorated yesterday on the 1st of December 2015. Statistics show that new infections and deaths among young people are on the rise. Of the 1.6 million people living with HIV/Aids in Kenya, 16 percent are the youth.

Click on the link below to read  on the Kenya AIDS Response Progress Report 2014:

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UNICEF 2015 report says almost half of HIV positive adolescents worldwide are in six countries namely Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Nigeria, Mozambique and India. The study states that 26 adolescents are infected every hour in Sub Saharan Africa yet only one in 10 is tested for the virus.

Click on the link below to read  more:

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As youth, let us adopt the ABC approach; Abstain, Be Faithful or use a Condom.Getting tested is a crucial first step for people living with HIV to access life-saving anti-retroviral therapy.

About Youth County Projects Kenya and the Founder

Violet Mbiti is the founder of the blog “Youth County Projects Kenya” that seeks to fill the knowledge and awareness gap regarding youth projects being implemented by Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society Organizations, Private Sector, National Government, County Governments, donors and individuals in the 47 counties in Kenya.

Violet Mbiti holds a Masters Degree in Project Management from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from United States International University .She has initiated and implemented projects that cover the health sector, Renewable Energy Sector, Water Sector, Environment Sector and Social Entrepreneurship. She also sought the donors who funded the above projects.

Violet is also an alumni of the Political Leadership and Governance Programme offered by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung which is funded by the German Government and is the Vice Chairperson of Improved Stoves Association of Kenya Machakos County.

This platform seeks to motivate youth to initiate projects in their respective communities to achieve Vision 2030 within the social,economic and political pillars.

You want your concerns around Project Management,Resource Mobilization/Fundraising,Governance, Leadership, Democracy,Social Development, and Youth Empowerment fixed? Find me.

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This platform seeks to fill the knowledge and awareness gap regarding youth projects being implemented in the 47 counties in Kenya. It also highlights projects focusing on youth being implemented in 47 counties in Kenya by the national government,county governments,donor agencies,civil society organisations (CSOs),Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs),Donor Agencies,Community Based Organisations (CBOs),private sector and individuals and their impact to the communities. The projects lie within the social pillar,economic pillar and political pillar as enshrined in Vision 2030. Email: youthprojectskenya@gmail.com Facebook Page: Youth Projects Kenya Twitter : @YouthProjects

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