The second edition of ‘Kick-Out corruption ‘tournament was held at Bahati playing grounds on 5th september with a total of 12 teams in participation. Teams were branded names based on what the majority of the players would wish to become or do as a professional when they grow up. They were splitted into various professionals eg.Lawyers fc,Presidents fc,Senators fc,Governors fc,MPs fc,Directors fc,Doctors fc,Managers fc,Police fc,Ministers fc,Engineers fc, and Judges fc.The league was coupled with Kick-Out corruption activities conducted by VAP’s Anti-corruption crusaders(ACC) that focused on ethics and integrity as well as values of leadership. The Ministers fc emerged the winners of the league by trouncing Lawyers fc by two goals to nil .Additionally,all participants were awarded with certificates that confirmed them as Anti-corruption ambassadors.A word of wisdom from the secretary of Football Kenya Federation,Nairobi branch Mr. Ragos who was invited as a guest was also in handy to the participants.”I have learnt great teachings on how to stay away from being corrupt even as am focused to become a future leader. Fighting corruption is a responsibility to all of us because this nation is ours.” If we can have corruption as a subject right from the primary schools to the upper levels, then our society would be a great one.”Said, 14 year old David, from the police fc.
Sustainable funding remains a key concern to many charity organizations around the world. This is amplified by dwindling funds from traditional donor sources who support projects for a limited period of time. In most instances, the organizations and communities are left stranded after completion of projects. Further Resource Mobilization strategies have in the recent years changed significantly. This therefore begs the question, with the emerging funding trends, how can non- profit organizations adopt sustainable funding? VAP represented by Business Development and I GA team was amongst the invited organizations in Kenya who were invited by The Knod Foundation and standard chartered to think together, share and sort ideas on how to tackle this. The Knod foundation in collaboration with Standard chartered organized a workshop at Serena Hotel, Nairobi and brought on board seasoned, experienced and respected personalities in the field of Resource mobilization and organizational sustainability who shared great ideas and strategies that would orchestrate charity organizations address financial sustainability within themselves.
With the Kenyan schools holiday season crowding the month of August and youth taking a commercial break from their busy academic season and avoiding being’jack’whom too much of work without play makes him a dull boy, VAP shifted its program gears to the community centres around Nairobi, providing youth with an opportunity to play as well as learning through its fun based activities.A total of 6 communities were reached out with various life changing messages.
VAP Spurs Up Varsity games with GBV Activities
VAP team was amongst the organizations invited by the catholic university of East Africa to perform in their annual corporate social responsibility event organized on 23rd of August that also included: World Youth Alliance, SEMA, catholic university of East Africa and Strathmore University. Each team of 10 players with 40 percent ladies representation converged at the catholic university grounds ready to engage themselves into: sensitization of millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the post 2015 development agenda by addressing the global inequality and promoting the relationship between the common people and the institutions.VAP with its vast football for development expertise, led other teams in performing gender based violence football based activities. Participants had a chance to discuss gender issues that affect the youth of both genders in the modern world as well as sharing their own life experiences regarding GBV.
Six immediate former Mrembo program graduates from three slum areas: Kiambio, Majengo and Mathare have been recruited into Mrembo salon and vocational training. This brings to a total of 17 girls so far who would have undergone through Mrembo vocational trainings since the inception of Mrembo vocational training program. The four girls are expected to be trained on: hair beauty, .barber, business development and financial literacy just as their predecessors and are expected to graduate in October before the intake of the last batch that would conclude this year.
Fundraising and Sustainability Workshop