Global Leaders from Kenya Help Transform Communities During Virtual Fellowship with Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Isaiah Khasiani is partnering with Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy in Austin, Texas through the U.S. Department of State’s Community Solutions Program. Khasiani, an emerging global leader in project development, is working with American counterparts at Texas Campaign, collaborating on projects that will help strengthen communities and improve lives in Texas and Kenya.
The Texas Youth-Friendly Initiative (TYFI) project aims to increase Texas health centers’ capacity
to effectively meet the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents in their communities through an evidence-driven learning collaborative and certification program. Khasiani will assist with research and analysis to recommend effective program strategies and troubleshoot challenges as they arise, as well as support planning and evaluation of project protocols.
Isaiah Khasiani has a professional background in program management, program administration, and technical support, with a focus on integrated community programs in areas of health, education support, and livelihood for vulnerable groups. Khasiani’s experience in project planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, community health strategy (CHS) and training, data collection, and reporting, has made him an asset to the work of prevention of mother-to-child transmission and other HIV/AIDS-related projects. Khasiani is currently undertaking peer education to promote awareness of sexual reproductive health rights and protection of young mothers, adolescents, and deaf girls.
Since 2010, the Community Solutions Program (CSP) has provided over 740 community leaders, between the ages of 25 and 38, from 99 countries with an intensive professional development experience in the United States. Focusing on complex economic, environmental, social, and political issues, CSP fellows complete an intensive U.S.-based practicum, undertake rigorous leadership coursework, build new networks, and implement community project in their home country, using their newly acquired leadership and technical skills. The 2021 CSP Fellows are participating in a newly developed virtual program. CSP fellows have contributed over 350,000 hours supporting 129 U.S. communities across 40 states and Washington, DC. CSP community projects have impacted over 600,000 beneficiaries around the world.
The Community Solutions Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by IREX.
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