About Us

[vc_section full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1596842643471{padding-top: 30vh !important;padding-bottom: 30vh !important;background-image: url(https://awainitiative.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/awi-status-bg.png?id=1810) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”About Us.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:70px|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff|line_height:60px” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:800%20bold%20regular%3A800%3Anormal” custom_letter_spacing=”-2px” css=”.vc_custom_1596842694290{background-color: rgba(12,12,12,0.4) !important;*background-color: rgb(12,12,12) !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section][vc_section css=”.vc_custom_1501467764272{padding-top: 55px !important;padding-bottom: 55px !important;}”][vc_row equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”1718″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1501469736493{padding-right: 50px !important;padding-left: 50px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Raising a generation of informed adolescents.” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:800%20bold%20regular%3A800%3Anormal” custom_letter_spacing=”-1.8px”][vc_custom_heading text=”A Well Informed Adolescent (AWA) Initiative formerly known as Adolescent Reproductive Health and Rights Initiative (ARHRI) is a youth focus and youth-led organization established because of the need to invest appropriately in the health and development of young people and has continued to strive towards improving the health and development of this unique population sub-group.” font_container=”tag:p|text_align:left|color:%23636363″ google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1596646216134{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”We provide adequate comprehensive sexuality education and integrated sexual reproductive health services to young people we achieve this through the use of multi-sectoral programs that link health to education, recreational activities, skills acquisition, youth club activities, school-based campaign, safe space services, advocacy and peer health education.” font_container=”tag:p|text_align:left|color:%23636363″ google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1596646285815{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Additionally, we leverage technology (social media and digital platforms) to reach out a large number of youths.” font_container=”tag:p|text_align:left|color:%23636363″ google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1596646310552{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section][vc_section full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1596709898262{padding-top: 55px !important;padding-bottom: 55px !important;}”][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Our Vision” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:34|text_align:center|color:%23282828″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1596711131740{margin-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

A world of a generation of young people who have appropriate life skills, resources and opportunities to make informed choices about their health and sexuality and are free from coercion and violence to be catalysts for positive sustainable change.

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To provide adequate comprehensive sexuality education and integrated sexual reproductive health services to young people, achieve gender equality and sustainable youth leadership through advocacy, campaign, safe space services, skills acquisition, peer health education, gender and livelihood programs.

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We value and are committed to:

Youth Engagement and Empowerment, Inclusion, Integrity, Impact, Credible

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section][vc_section css=”.vc_custom_1501467764272{padding-top: 55px !important;padding-bottom: 55px !important;}”][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”We are focused on these” font_container=”tag:p|font_size:16|text_align:center|color:%23555555″ google_fonts=”font_family:PT%20Serif%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20italic%3A400%3Aitalic” css=”.vc_custom_1595692651163{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Our Goals” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:34|text_align:center|color:%23282828″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”underlined-style1″ css=”.vc_custom_1596650516951{margin-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 25px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle”][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_featured_box heading_text=”Goal 1″ content_text=”Invest in the health and development of young people.” heading_color=”#222222″ content_color=”#444444″ graphic=”image” image=”1740″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_featured_box heading_text=”Goal 2″ content_text=”Provide safe-space services.” heading_color=”#222222″ content_color=”#444444″ graphic=”image” image=”1741″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_featured_box heading_text=”Goal 3″ content_text=”Provide leadership skills for young people.” heading_color=”#222222″ content_color=”#444444″ graphic=”image” image=”1743″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1596713656068{margin-top: 10px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_featured_box heading_text=”Goal 4″ content_text=”Provide sustainable livelihood programs for young women and girls.” heading_color=”#222222″ content_color=”#444444″ graphic=”image” image=”1745″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_featured_box heading_text=”Goal 5″ content_text=”Address issues around gender-based violence and violence against women and girls.” heading_color=”#222222″ content_color=”#444444″ graphic=”image” image=”1747″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_featured_box heading_text=”Goal 6″ content_text=”Empower vulnerable women and girls.” heading_color=”#222222″ content_color=”#444444″ graphic=”image” image=”1754″][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section][vc_section full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1501483693806{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 100px !important;background-color: #181818 !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1501483321773{background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_custom_heading text=”Objective 1” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:800%20bold%20regular%3A800%3Anormal” custom_letter_spacing=”-1px”][vc_custom_heading text=”To guarantee the sexual and reproductive health of young people and recognized as human rights.” font_container=”tag:p|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_custom_heading text=”Objective 2” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:800%20bold%20regular%3A800%3Anormal” custom_letter_spacing=”-1px”][vc_custom_heading text=”To increase the capability of young women and girls to realize their rights, determine their life outcomes, and influence decision making in households, communities, and societies.” font_container=”tag:p|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_custom_heading text=”Objective 3” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:800%20bold%20regular%3A800%3Anormal” custom_letter_spacing=”-1px”][vc_custom_heading text=”To provide youth-led youth focus GBV/VAWG intervention.” font_container=”tag:p|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_custom_heading text=”Objective 4” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:800%20bold%20regular%3A800%3Anormal” custom_letter_spacing=”-1px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Enhance young people‚Äôs participation in sustainable leadership.” font_container=”tag:p|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section][vc_section css=”.vc_custom_1522316572917{padding-top: 40px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”We are focused on these” font_container=”tag:p|font_size:16|text_align:center|color:%23555555″ google_fonts=”font_family:PT%20Serif%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20italic%3A400%3Aitalic” css=”.vc_custom_1595692651163{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Thematic Areas” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:34|text_align:center|color:%23282828″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”underlined-style1″ css=”.vc_custom_1596710577253{margin-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 25px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1596187882462{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/5″][vc_single_image image=”1806″ alignment=”center”][vc_custom_heading text=”SEXUAL REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH & RIGHTS” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/5″][vc_single_image image=”1807″ alignment=”center”][vc_custom_heading text=”GENDER EQUALITY” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/5″][vc_single_image image=”1689″ alignment=”center”][vc_custom_heading text=”YOUTH LEADERSHIP” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][/vc_column][vc_column 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