Connect To Retain (C2R) is a grass root non-profit community-based organization (CBO) dedicated to creating positive social change and empowering individuals and communities to live healthy and fulfilling lives. Founded in September 2015, C2R is committed to protecting and improving the lifelong health and social well-being of individuals and communities.
At Connect To Retain, we are committed to creating a positive impact in the world through our innovative and inspiring initiatives. We strive to make a difference in people’s lives and help them reach their full potential. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, we strive to create lasting impact in the communities we serve and work towards achieving a truly just, healthy, and prosperous society.
Connect To Retain implements innovative programs aimed to ensure that AGYW have access to the essential package of biomedical, behavioural, and structural interventions to reduce their vulnerability to HIV infection. The organization leverages on approaches to maximize synergies which include; increase and sustain knowledge of HIV, address leaks in the retention cascade, strengthen linkages to reproductive health services, improve capacity and linkages between community and facility level interventions and GBV Prevention and Response interventions. Interventions utilize an integrated model and emphasize a strong community participation in the design and implementation of programs, including in the selection of beneficiaries and the targeting and monitoring of program implementation. The key delivery channels include programs that focus on behavioural change, HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, gender-based violence prevention and treatment, and community mobilization. These interventions also seek to promote norms change while addressing stigma and discrimination.