November 2008: In the 2008, some youth pioneers drew up a groundbreaking plan to provide HIV/AIDS and socio-economic livelihoods especially to youth in the informal settlements of Nairobi. Spurred by what they had seen of the combined effects of HIV/AIDS and poverty among urban slum dwellers and a lack of adequate response services, their collective vision was born. It was then registered as a community based Organization.
January 2009: AFORD officially launched its first activities, serving 176 young people through schools, churches and youth groups at Embakasi in Nairobi, Kenya.
United Methodist Global AIDS Fund (UMGA) a warded the young organization its first grant to address peer-to-peer education to reduce risky behaviours through supportive community environment. The grant enables the organization to recruit 3 volunteers to work on full time basis.
The Organization received Non-Government Organization status certificate from NGO Coordination board, Kenya.
During the same year, it entered into partnership with cooperate institutions like Safaricom Ltd to mobilize youth for HIV counseling and testing.
AFORD receives a 4-year capacity building grant from Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a sub-recipient. Liverpool VCT Care and Treatment (LVCT), recipient of the Grant provided funding and capacity building to AFORD. The fund was aimed at strengthening the capacities of indigenous Kenyan Organizations working in the area of HIV/AIDS.
AFORD exceeds our projected operating milestones to serve 30,000 persons. Our first five year strategic plan was then developed on the same year.