Our History

I Choose Life - Africa began as a Community Based 0rganisation (CBO) in June, 2003 and was registered in December, 2004 as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Since then, ICL has played a leading role in prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), provision of care and support services and mitigation of socio-economic impact of HIV and AIDS among youth, Most-at-Risk Populations (MARPS), and other general populations.

Up to September 2012, the organization has been guided by the vision of "An AIDS-free Africa" and has existed to 'create a movement of caring communities among youth that make responsible and informed choices with regard to life and HIV and AIDS through prevention, care and support and mitigation of the socio-economic impact'. 

 

 

 

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    Birth Of ICL

    Mike Mutungi carries out an assessment among University of Nairobi students and isolates HIV, Money and Music as the critical issues affecting university students. This birthed the 'I Choose Life' Movement.

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    ICL Launch

    I Choose Life is formerly launched as an organization in the prevention of HIV and AIDS, care and support and mitigation of socio-economic impact

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    ICL & Community

    I Choose Life is registered as a Community Based Organization

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    ICL & Universities

    The Commission for Higher Education recommends ICL to all public universities. 295 university students graduate as peer educators

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    ICL Registration

    I Choose Life-Africa is registered as a National NGO

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    1st Strategic Plan

    I Choose Life-Africa develops the 1st Strategic Plan

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    ICL Pillars

    I Choose Life-Africa develops the 2nd Strategic Plan focusing on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Economic Empowerment, Academic and Career Mentoring and Leadership and Governance (SEAL) as programmatic pillars reaching to over 1 million youth on behavioral change messages and HIV testing.

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    3rd Strategic Plan

    I Choose Life-Africa develops the 3rd Strategic Plan on the Health, Economic Empowerment, Academic and Career Mentoring and Leadership and Governance

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    • Through the FANIKISHA Project, with funds from USAID through MSH, ICL's systems and structures were strengthened for better service delivery.
    • ICL developed from being a sub-grantee to grant management; ICL sub-granted to 7 local organizations.
    • ICL has grown to provide institutional strengthening to more than 10 local and international organizations.

I Choose Life - Africa has programs around four pillars: Health (Jiimarishe), Economic Empowerment(Jiinue),Academic and Career mentoring (Jielimishe) & Leadership and Governance (Jiongoze).