Better known as DREAMS, the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored, and Safe initiative offers a core package of interventions to reduce vulnerabilities, prevent new infections, increase access to, and uptake of high impact HIV prevention and impact mitigation services, as well as high quality reproductive health and family planning services among out of school adolescent girls and young women (AGYW).
Presently rolled out in Machinga and Zomba, the project uses clubs called Go Girls! Clubs as a platform to mentor adolescent girls and young women and expose them to an array of topics and services around:
- HIV prevention, care and treatment
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Gender based violence
- Positive gender roles
- Positive Parenting skills
- Financial literacy and economic strengthening
The goal of the Go Girls Club is to increase social assets (knowledge, efficacy, risk reduction skills) and ultimately prevent infections among its members.