Revival and Hope for Children Programme (RHCP) is implementing True Love Waits (TLW) program in Trans-Nzoia, Bungoma, westpokot,Turkana Counties And Uganda which aims to delay sexual debut among the young people aged between 12 -24 years of age through a skills building process.
The young people who voluntarily wish to abstain from sex for a healthy life voluntarily signs a commitment card after a 2-3 hours presentation on abstinence that is more interactive and participatory in nature. Those who commits to abstinence are then taken through a mentorship program for a minimum period of 6 months. During mentorship, the young people acquire basic survival skills which if strictly considered and learned can increase their capacity to ‘sail through the storms’ of life.
In its quest to improve healthy living behaviors among the youth in Trans Nzoia County, the organization acknowledges the importance of involving schools in its mission. Revival and Hope for Children Programme has therefore organized activities targeting youths both in schools and out of schools with true love waits messages.
The program is aimed at sensitizing the young people on the importance of abstinence till marriage as the best and surest way of prevention of teenage pregnancies and HIV and AIDs pandemic. AIDS is the leading cause of death among young people (aged 12-24) in Africa, and second leading cause globally, Young women are twice as likely to acquire HIV as young men, there is increase of new HIV infections in Africa, Unprotected sex is the most common route of HIV infection among young people, Low HIV and sexual health knowledge is a key barrier to reducing HIV infections among young people
Our Trained Officers Go Out in Schools and Communities, to meet Youths and share the Information (Seed of Hope academy Below)
Our Team in Rassa Academy in Tranzoia facilitating on HIV/AIDS Awareness and Delivering Knowledge on abstinence
St Emmanuel Primary in Tranzoia our Team Teaching,Abstinence program in school
Our Team in Tuwan Primary school.
True Love Waits (TLW): The objective of TLW which reaches out to 13-24 year olds is to strengthen the life-skills of the in-school youths to adopt abstinence skills before marriage using the True Love Waits Curriculum. The intervention promotes behaviour change.
Being Faithful (True Love Stays – (TLS): Targets older youths in steady relationships and those in official marriages with messages on and skills in marital fidelity using the True Love Stays Curriculum. This is with an objective to reduce extra-marital sex by promoting family cohesiveness.