Project date 9 Jul 2014
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Repacted Events

POST BY: RUSH

An event management social enterprise that uses theatre to deliver HIV messaging, and that empowers REPACTED Kenya to fund its HIV outreach efforts.

In 2013, the RUSH Foundation and MTV Staying Alive Foundation (SAF) joined forces to offer SAF’s most outstanding current and former grantees the opportunity to turn their most ambitious and disruptive ideas for HIV prevention in sub-Saharan Africa into a reality.

RUSH and SAF held a workshop in Entebbe in early 2014 with three SAF grantees.

REPACTED Kenya was awarded a grant based on its proposal to combat the dual crises of HIV/AIDS and unemployment among young people from low-income settlements between the ages 15-30 in Nakuru County, Kenya, through relentless advocacy and the provision of services and entrepreneurial skills.

In this pilot scheme, REPACTED is launching an event management social enterprise. The model aims to empower 1000 young people living with HIV and 8000 vulnerable young people by developing their skills in HIV prevention and management through care and support, education and entertainment.

The goal is for the event management social enterprise to reduce dependence on traditional sources of funding for REPACTED’s successful HIV programs for people aged 15-30 from low-income settlements.

REPACTED focuses its efforts towards HIV prevention and management alongside economic empowerment for the young. Nakuru Town Constituency has HIV/AIDS prevalence of 5.1%, attributable to the many agricultural industries, rapid economic growth, and local military barracks. About 40% of the population is aged 15-30 years.