Connect to Retain (C2R) is a grass root non-profit youth lead and youth serving community-based organization (CBO). The organization works with Adolescents and Young People living in the coastal region of Kenya. Established in September 2015 and registered on 01st October 2015, the name was coined from Connect to Protect, an organization in the United States in New Orleans, where the Chief Executive Officer- Nassim Jahangir was based as a Mandela Washington Fellow. C2R’s head offices is located at Classic Estate, Mnarani ward, Kilifi County- Kenya.
Majorly targeting Adolescents, Young People and Women, the program is aimed at contributing towards reduction of new HIV infections, eliminating all forms of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Realizing Gender Equality