Welcome to the Global Alliance for a Healthy Society (GAHSO) – Your Catalyst for Empowerment in Kenya!
At GAHSO, we are more than an NGO; we are a movement passionately dedicated to fostering holistic
empowerment within vulnerable and marginalized communities in Kenya. Founded in 2016, GAHSO
stands as a beacon of hope, focusing on the transformational empowerment of youth, persons with
disabilities, women, and individuals impacted by drug addiction across the nation.
Who We Are:
GAHSO is a dynamic and youth-led organization nestled in the heart of Siaya, South
Western Kenya, with a significant presence in Bondo. Our journey began with a simple yet powerful
vision: to create a society where everyone thrives. Today, we relentlessly pursue this vision by
championing social, legal, cultural, and economic inclusivity. We believe in the potential of every
individual, and we channel our efforts toward unlocking opportunities that enable them to lead fulfilling
lives. Our Focus:
1. Youth Empowerment: GAHSO serves as a nurturing ground for young leaders, providing them
with resources, mentorship, and education to realize their potential and drive positive change.
2. Women’s Empowerment: We are staunch advocates for gender equality, empowering women
with knowledge, skills, and opportunities to participate fully in all aspects of society.
3. Persons with Disabilities: GAHSO is committed to creating an inclusive environment where
persons with disabilities are not just integrated but celebrated for their unique abilities.
4. Community Transformation: Through innovative programs, we address drug addiction, social
inequality, and economic disparities, catalyzing a ripple effect of positive transformation within
communities. What Sets Us Apart:
1. Youth-Led Initiatives: Our organization is powered by the enthusiasm and creativity of the
youth. We believe in the potency of young minds to challenge norms and drive innovation.
2. Comprehensive Approach: GAHSO adopts a holistic strategy, encompassing education, skill
development, healthcare, and advocacy to create enduring change.
3. Advocacy for All: We are staunch advocates for the marginalized, amplifying their voices on
social, legal, and economic platforms.
Join the Movement: By partnering with GAHSO, you are not merely supporting a cause; you are igniting
a transformative movement. Together, let’s build a future where every individual, regardless of their
background, can flourish and contribute meaningfully to society.
Empowerment Begins Here. Join GAHSO Today.
Our Core Values are encapsulated by the acronym ACTREP
❑ Respect for human dignity
❑ Equality and inclusivity for all
❑ Positive partnerships ❑ Professionalism
GAHSO envisions an equitable society where every marginalized and vulnerable individual realizes their
inherent human rights, leading lives of dignity, respect, and fulfillment.
Empowering Marginalized Communities, Focusing on Girls, Women, and Youth
At GAHSO, our mission is to empower marginalized communities, placing a special focus on girls,
women, and youth. We are dedicated to promoting equity through evidence-based programs and
initiatives that foster learning, provide access to quality healthcare, and create sustainable
environments. By strategically addressing social challenges, we aim to uplift lives, create opportunities,
and inspire lasting change. Through collaboration, education, and innovation, we are committed to
building a more inclusive society where everyone has the resources and support needed to thrive.
What are the Sustainable Development Goals? The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
Eradicating poverty in all its forms remains one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. While the number of people living in extreme poverty dropped by more than half between 1990 and 2015, too many are still struggling for the most basic human needs.
The SDGs aim to end all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030, making sure all people–especially children–have sufficient and nutritious food all year. This involves promoting sustainable agricultural, supporting small-scale farmers and equal access to land, technology and markets.
Good health is essential to sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda reflects the complexity and interconnectedness of the two. It takes into account widening economic and social inequalities, rapid urbanization, threats to the climate and the environment, the continuing burden of HIV and other infectious diseases, and emerging challenges such as noncommunicable diseases.
Achieving inclusive and quality education for all reaffirms the belief that education is one of the most powerful and proven vehicles for sustainable development. This goal ensures that all girls and boys complete free primary and secondary schooling by 2030.
Ending all discrimination against women and girls is not only a basic human right, it’s crucial for sustainable future; it’s proven that empowering women and girls helps economic growth and development.
Safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030 requires we invest in adequate infrastructure, provide sanitation facilities, and encourage hygiene. Protecting and restoring water-related ecosystems is essential.
There is no country that is not experiencing the drastic effects of climate change. Greenhouse gas emissions are more than 50 percent higher than in 1990. Global warming is causing long-lasting changes to our climate system, which threatens irreversible consequences if we do not act.
Income inequality is on the rise—the richest 10 percent have up to 40 percent of global income whereas the poorest 10 percent earn only between 2 to 7 percent. If we take into account population growth inequality in developing countries, inequality has increased by 11 percent.