SEAL Project

seal_logo-1The SEAL (Sexual reproductive health, Economic empowerment, Academic and career mentoring, Leadership and governance) project was initiated by I Choose Life- Africa (ICL) in partnership with Economic Projects Trust Fund (EPTF) in 2009 in Nairobi County and later expanded to two other counties i.e. Machakos and Uasin Gishu counties.

The project seeks to holistically address the reproductive health needs of young people and to build on the knowledge acquired through research findings and lessons learnt in project implementation. This aims to test the holistic approach model that addresses sexual reproductive health and poverty as a determinant of health amongst students in secondary schools and their surrounding communities in a rural setting.

Project Goal
Improving reproductive health outcomes for young people in secondary schools through a holistic approach that addresses social determinants of health


  1. To adapt and implement the ‘holistic approach model’ in a rural setting to provide learning and a basis for national replication
  2. To enhance sustainability of the ‘holistic model’ in Nairobi
  3. To advocate for comprehensive sexuality education in schools nationally
  4. To advocate for inclusion of entrepreneurship and innovation be covered in the high school curriculum nationally


  1. Reduced risky sexual behavior among the high school going youth
  2. Delayed Sexual debut among the high school going youth
  3. Reduced unintended pregnancy incidences in high school

Project implementation areas

  1. Nairobi County
  2. Machakos County
  3. Uasin Gishu County

Key Project outputs

  1. Empowered youth who make informed decisions
  2. Economically empowered parents who support education and effectively communicate on RH issues
  3. Strengthened school responding appropriately to the RH needs of students
  4. Infrastructural, development plans and policy frameworks supportive of RH issues

Project Partners

  1. Swedish Mission Council (SMC)
  2. Children Mission (Nav partners)
  3. Ministry of Education (MoE)
  4. Economic Projects Transformational Facility (EPTF)
  5. I Choose Life – Africa