Nairobi youth advocates identified inadequate service providers trained on responsive Adolescent and Youth Friendly Services (AYFS) service delivery in Nairobi County as a key gap in enabling young people to access SRHR services. Thus, the Y-ACT Nairobi Chapter settled on Inclusion of youth Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) in Youth Friendly Trainings for service providers as their policy priority issue.
The Nairobi chapter settled on this issue following the launch of the Youth Friendly Services Training Curriculum by the Ministry of Health in 2018 to facilitate the training of YFS service providers in accordance to The National Guidelines on Provision of Adolescent and Youth Friendly Services in Kenya 2016. This was to increase the capacity of YFS service providers to meet adolescents and youth sexual reproductive health needs. The Nairobi chapter is looking into customizing a Nairobi Metropolitan Services Peer to Peer YFS support training manual to advance capacity strengthening among youth Community Health Volunteers in partnership with the county department of health, NGO partners and its youth networks. The goal is to contribute to improved access to youth-friendly services for adolescents and youth in Nairobi County.