What Americans call sex-ed is known in Kenya as sexual health education. That's in part because of the country's intense focus on preventing the spread of HIV and AIDS.
Groups like Vumilia — an organization founded by Kenyan activist Rose Ayuma that supports women and children affected by HIV/AIDS — contribute to educational efforts through their peer-run sex education program, a rarity even in the U.S.
Chicagoan Kathy Tate-Bradish has been working with Vumilia since she first heard about the group on Worldview six years ago. The first time Tate-Bradish went down to Kenya to teach sex ed she was so successful that Ayuma invited her back to do it again. Since then Tate-Bradish has been a big part of expanding the group's peer program.
Tate-Bradish joins Woldview Thursday to talk about Vumilia's efforts to empower Kenyan teens to stop the spread of AIDS.
This Worldview segment was originally broadcast on September 2, 2010.