Promoting access to sexual health services

The project led by CHASE Africa, in Narok County in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya, successfully promoted access to reproductive health knowledge, information and services for adolescents and youth. The construction of a Youth Friendly Centre (YFC) was completed in October 2021 and the cnetre opened in November 2021. It is situated within a recognized health facility, the Talek Health Centre, ensuring its sustainability. By January 2022 the center was fully operational with a counsellor and counselling rooms, a medical treatment room providing age appropriate medical services, meeting hall, a library and an IT suite to attract youth for a range of health and educational facilities and services. 3,473 adolescents and youths were introduced to the center and are actively engaging with the range of facilities. 8 clinicians were trained on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRHR), providing ASRHR information and services, and 48 Peer Mentors were also trained and are providing ASRH talks and information in 9 villages. Over the course of the project, teenage pregnancy in Narok county has reduced from 31.1% in 2021 to 27% in 2022. Through the ASRHR village trainings, the youths and adolescents have better knowledge and skills to advocate for their rights, access quality health services and therefore make informed decisions that affect their futures.


Founded in 2000, CHASE Africa is a registered Charity in the UK dedicated to enabling women, girls, men and boys in remote environments to access primary healthcare, to choose the timing, number and spacing of their children and to manage their natural resources in a sustainable way.






Education / Health / Environment


March 2021- February 2023


Narok County / Kenya

With whom

CHASE Africa



49.7 million (2017)

Per Capita Income
USD 1,460/year (2017)

Poverty rate *
36% (2015)

Literacy rate
79% (2016)

Human Development Index
142nd out of 189 countries (2018)

Kenya’s macro-economic conditions have progressed over the past decade, improving the welfare of its population. However, a quarter of its population lives in urban informal settlements, arid and semi-arid rural areas and remain vulnerable to poverty, conflict, structural underdevelopment and disease. Even though national absolute poverty has declined overall, it remains high compared with neighbouring countries. Primary school enrolment has reached 100%. Access to household services such as electricity, improved drinking water and sanitation has steadily increased, even though coverage remains low (23%, 47% and 33% respectively). Youth unemployment and vulnerability to climate change remain key challenges.

Sources: World Food Program, UNICEF, World Bank, 2016 Human Development Report, Human Development Indices and Indicators (2018 Statistical Update)

*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.