As DSW Kenya, we are proud to be the to-go-to organisation when it comes to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) programming for young people and adolescents in Kenya.  For over 22 years now, we have been making sure young people are empowered to lead healthy and self-determined lives.

It is with this spirit that we present the DSW Kenya Annual Report 2021 (HIGHLIGHTS).

In it, we highlight the impact we have had throughout 2021, against a backdrop of a very fluid external environment with factors such as impact of COVID-19 spread and containment measures; clamour for the constitution through the Building Bridges Initiative; and the declaration of drought as a national disaster by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta. Despite these external factors, and a number of internal ones, DSW Kenya was able to implement its programmes successfully by going digital and by blending virtual and in-person activities, with strict adherence to COVID-19 containment measures.

Some key highlights include:

  • We reached 11,690 young people with reproductive health information and services
  • 126 young people were trained as youth champions.
  • There was a 21% average increase in family planning allocation in 11 counties
  • 80 parents from Village Savings and Loans Associations benefit from loans obtained from group savings

As we look back at all these factors, we are confident that in the new year, the investments we made over 2021 until today will serve us to meet the needs of the youth in an ever-changing environment.