Community Building

Children’s Club

FACES launched Children’s Clubs over ten years ago in Kisumu, in 2006. The monthly Clubs assess and address the psychosocial effects of HIV on infected and exposed children.

Club staff have been trained as child counselors and aim to engage children in a variety of enriching activities to promote self-expression and enhance well-being. Activities center on fun and include poetry, singing, story-telling, games, art, discussions, dancing, and play time.

The Clubs also offers a complementary component for parents and guardians who meet separately to discuss children’s issues and receive support.




Adolescent Support

Adolescent peer leaders at our eight Adolescent Centers work alongside healthcare providers to empower adolescents to take charge of their health. All our centers participate in Operation Triple Zero (OTZ), a national initiative to enhance adolescent health outcomes. OTZ works with adolescents to commit to zero missed appointments, zero skipped drug doses and zero viral load. The peer leaders create a friendly environment for youth, facilitate support groups, and develop strategies like fun days where HIV education is combined with poetry, art, games, and sports.


Peer Support

Peer Leaders work closely with trained adult supervisors and providers to implement year-round youth programs at many clinic sites. Programs include monthly support groups, therapeutic recreational activities throughout the year, as well as a community outreach and education.