Determined Resilient Empowered Aids- free Mentored safe is a two years initial intervention with a goal of reducing new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) ages 10-24 in the focus counties by 40% (percent) (in two years) through the provision of a tailored, comprehensive and evidence-informed service package targeting AGYW who are at the highest risk of HIV infection.

The initiative acknowledges that keeping adolescent girls and young women HIV free also positively impact their overall health, education, development, and wellbeing. The DREAMS strategy underscores the provision of adolescent friendly services and AGYW empowerment in all spheres of life. Through the interventions, various involvement of the community structures put in place to ensure that all the sexual reproductive health services provided are AGYW friendly.

Interventions under DREAMS are tiered based on appropriateness of the cohort of 10-14, 15-19 and 20-24years. The project seeks to work with all stakeholders including relevant national and county governments’ ministries and departments, faith based organizations (FBOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), schools and vocational institutions and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to help girls develop into determined, resilient, empowered, aids-free, mentored, and safe (DREAMS) women.