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DSW's Annual Report 2013-2014: Empowering People for a Healthy Future

2014-08-19 10:00:22 | Posted by Renate Baehr

Over the past twenty years, DSW has been striving for a world where girls are treated equally, where women have access to modern contraceptives and can decide freely when and how many children they want to have, an end to poverty-related...

IYD 2014 - Improving sexual and reproductive health and rights for young adolescents in Kenya

2014-08-12 11:30:58 | Posted by Renate Baehr

It’s not easy to be a young person living in Kenya today. Compared with adults, adolescents are at higher risk of illness and even death from pregnancy related complications, HIV infection, or other sexually transmitted infections. In addition,...

International Youth Day 2014 - Helping young people talk about their sexual health

2014-08-12 10:30:08 | Posted by George Kamau

As part of our celebrations of International Youth Day this year - which takes place today, August 12th - DSW's Country Director for Kenya, George Kamau, talks about the importance of sexual and reproductive health for young men and women, and what...

DSW is extremely proud of the achievements of the people and communities that are at the centre of all our activities in East Africa. It is these volunteers, project participants and youth organisations that are the reason why DSW is able to work to achieve its mission.

Below is a snapshot of participants and graduates of our projects in recent years.

  • Fit for Life - Rhoda Adhiambo's Path to Success

    Rhoda Adhiambo was born and raised in Mathare slums twenty years ago. Growing up, Adhiambo has seen her parents struggle to provide for their five children.



  • Youth to Youth in Uganda - Nabajju's Story

    Since 1995, DSW has established hundreds of youth clubs for sexual and reproductive health education and AIDS prevention training in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.



  • Safina’s Story

    Eighteen year old Safina joined the Masindi Budongo Community Youth Organisation (BUCIYO) club after a colleague of hers, who was not known for kindness and empathy for old people, started to take care for the elderly.



  • Ediget Lesetoch Weaving - Fit for Life in Ethiopia

    Meselech is a 35 years old lady with a husband and five kids. Searching for a better job, the family came to Addis from the southern part of the country (Arbaminch) many years ago.



  • Working Together for Decent Work in East Africa - Shashote Timba's Experience

    Informal sector workers are not recognised, registered, regulated or protected under the current labour legislation and are therefore characterized by a high degree of vulnerability...



  • Theresa Mwangi in Nairobi - making a fortune from waste

    Most people will dismiss it as garbage, but for Theresa Mwangi and the Nairobi Old and Young Lutheran Group, the remains of maize and bananas are a fortune and their tools of trade that they use to make their everyday living.



  • Magdalena Qaduwe - Youth Club Leader in Tanzania

    Magdalena Qaduwe, a leader of the Vijana Youth Club in Babati and beneficiary of the Working Together for Decent Work in East Africa project explains how the club has transformed youth in her village from despair to having some hope...



Find out more information on DSW's ground-breaking Youth-To-Youth (Y2Y) programme for young people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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