Press Release

Dream Achievers Youth Organizaon (DAYO) was established as a theatre performing group in 2005 by young persons who wanted to use theatre to sensitize the community on health issues facing young people. It was later registered as a Community Based Organization (CBO) in 2009 so as to help migate challenges affecting adolescent and young people which include; Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), unemployment, insecurity, and illiteracy. The organization's programs target children, young men and women. DAYO has implemented projects in 5 conties which are Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Kisumu and Nairobi. The projects include: Unite For Body Rights (UFBR), Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), project to create demand and uptake in schools (2011-2015); Rapid HIV testing and prevention programme (2014- 2016); Youth Empowerment Project 2013 (Rebranded in 2017 as Y-bizna) that sought to train vulnerable young people from informal settlements of Kisauni sub-county on financial literacy and business skills. Y-bizna also offered start-up capital and linked the beneficiaries to financial institutions. KUZA project (Imarisha Vijana Centre) from 2015-2017 established a one-stop centre where young people could access information, training on financial literacy and the job market, referrals to financial institutions and mentorships.