Background and History of AYAN
AYAN Kenya is a non-governmental organization that was established in 2013 with the view of involving young people in participation and contribution towards an enabling environment that will foster the empowerment of adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights. Experience soon showed that carrying out this work required dealing with a number of factors not directly provided for in our yearly implementation plan but which nevertheless related to and impacted our work. In response AYAN Kenya adopted a holistic approach, advocating for the promotion and protection of health rights while still maintaining a focus on youth, women, girls and SGM. AYAN Kenya began in 2013 as a young, lean organization Community Based Organization with only the Executive Director and 5 volunteers, with a shared space as an office and zero funding.
We have now grown into an organization with NGO status with a dedicated team handling departments and working on broader health and human rights issues in Kisumu, Siaya, Homabay, and Migori Counties. In the next coming years our objective is to advocate for the Implementation of Policies, legislation and Litigation that promotes SRHR for adolescents, young women and SGM groups in Kenya.
What said about us
Jacky Otieno Beneficiary
“As a young woman living in a rural area, it was difficult for me to access family planning services. However, thanks to the support of the AYAN Kenya, I was able to receive information and resources about safe contraceptive methods.”
Malisa Malombe Beneficiary
“Thanks to AYAN Kenya, I was able to access affordable and confidential reproductive health services. The staff were non-judgmental and supportive, which made me feel comfortable and safe”
Metrine Daniels Beneficiary
“As a young woman, I faced a lot of stigma and discrimination when seeking reproductive health care. But an AYAN Kenya provided me with a safe and non-judgmental space to get the services I needed. ”
Maiya Mary Beneficiary
“Growing up in a conservative community, I never received comprehensive sex education or learned about contraception. But an AYAN Kenya that provides sexual and reproductive health education gave me the tools to make informed decisions about my body and my relationships.”