OUR WORK

OUR VISION, MISSION & VALUES

Our VISION is an empowered society that embraces inclusivity of marginalized and sexual minorities.

Our MISSION is to promote quality & healthy living for marginalized & sexual minorities through integrated health services empowerment, advocacy and research.

Our VALUES are: INTEGRITY, INCLUSIVITY, RESPECT & COMMITMENT


OUR HISTORY

AMKENI MALINDI.,A Lesbian, Gay men, Bisexual men and women, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and Male Sex Worker organization was founded in November 2009,as a support group for men who have sex with men in Malindi, Kilifi County and officially registered in MARCH 2013 as a CBO to create and provide a safe space for LGBTIQ and Male Sex Workers by linking them to low cost social, legal and health services from other organizations, provide psychosocial and mental health support within the greater Kilifi County. AMKENI MALINDI is a member of Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK). 

Over the years, AMKENI has grown from Youth support group to a LGBTI organization in Malindi -North Coast of Kenya. In 2010, the group collaborated with KEMRI that provided a conducive environment for members meeting in a safe space.  This time, we grew tremendously in numbers and access to comprehensive services where we used the peer education model to create reach and push for the human rights agenda to address the issues affecting LGBT Members in Kilifi County. This was culminated by collaboration with Red Cross- Kenya to establish a DICE and UHAI in development of a strategic plan.  


OUR WORK

Health Promotion & Service Delivery

Comprehensive HIV Prevention

  • Provision of Male and Female Condoms 
  • Provision of Lubricants 
  • HIV Testing Services 
  • STI screening 

Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment

  • Provision of ARVS
  • STI screening and treatment
  • Health education/ forums

Health System Strengthening

  • Nutrition and HIV
  • KP Guidelines

Community Social and Economic Empowerment

Peer Education Model

  • Establishment of sub-population peer led approach
  • Provision of stipend and resources for self-sustainability
  • Personal development of peers for self-advocacy

Capacity Building and Mentorship

  • Technical assistance, resources and information 
  • Collaboration with other stakeholders for capacity growth 
  • Develop and implement a mentorship programme
  • Develop and implement a structured internship programme Income Generating Activities (IGA)
  • Explore funding opportunities for income generating activities
  • Linkage to social and economic enterprises

Research, Advocacy, and Policy reforms

  • Awareness creation among LGBTI members on research agenda
  • Collaboration with leading research organizations in developing, implementing research activities
  • Partnership Building. Partnership with Human Rights Organizations
  • Media engagement
  • Awareness campaigns

DOWNLOAD our 2018-2020 Strategic Plan

OUR STRUCTURE

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AMKENI MALINDI would like to thank our partners:

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