ALCOHOL PREVENTION PROJECT
Funded by IOGT-NTO Movement
KGGA has been implementing the Alcohol Prevention Project funded by IOGT NTO Movement a Swedish International Organization since 2009. KGGA is currently implementing the project in the new phase from 2014-2016, in Kilifi (Malindi), Siaya and Murang’a counties with the overall goal of ‘Improved health, social and economic livelihoods of young women free from the negative effects of alcohol’.
Achievements to date include:
-Reached 23190 children with messages on the harms of alcohol and effective prevention measures, 2900 children were reached in 2014, 1140 have been reached so far in 2015.
-Trained 349 peer educators since 2009, 247 in 2014, 219 in 2015
-75 boys were included as peer educators in 2014 for the first time in an unprecedented move aimed at inclusion of all children in the fight against alcohol abuse. 66 boys were trained as peer educators in 2015.
-Guide leaders have trained 3429 Girl guides using the Alcohol Prevention manual. 1190 girl guides were trained in 2014, 1059 girl guides in 2015
-Carried out Alcohol situational assessments surveys in 2012 and 2014 in the implementation areas. In 2014, results showed that 4.5% of children under 14 and 18.5% of children between the ages of 14-17 are consuming alcohol. This is a slight improvement from results in 2009 that showed that 30% of children aged 14-17 are consuming alcohol.
-KGGA participated in the European Alcohol Youth Policy Conference in December, 2014 in Bursa, Turkey. This was a Conference on best practices on alcohol control advocacy. The resolutions of this event will help KGGA improve its awareness and advocacy endeavors.
KGGA will participate in the Global Alcohol Policy Conference in October 5-11, 2015 presenting on Alcohol Marketing and its effect on young people.
-KGGA which is a member of the Kenya Alcohol Control and Policy Alliance (KAPA) participated in the trainings of Members of the County Assemblies (MCA’s) of Kajiado and Homabay in 2014. The trainings were on ‘Best Practices on alcohol control legislation’ as well as social protection of citizens against alcohol harm. KAPA suggestions for changes on the Alcohol control bills of these counties were taken into consideration and the counties have since enacted their bills including additions from the Alliance. In 2015, KGGA has trained Alcohol Control Directorates of Kajiado, Vihiga, Homabay, Kisumu and Nyeri Counties, equipping the officers with skills necessary for them to perform their function on liquor licensing, alcohol control management and monitoring and evaluation.