Inspired by VAP’s innovative and successful Skillz Kenya HIV/AIDS prevention program that graduated over 300 student participants from Bondeni primary school, the school’s sports teacher Mr.Tomothy requested to have Show corruption”Redcard”program in his school. Show corruption”Redcard” program which is a new program with Vijana Amani Pamoja and only implemented at Grasam High school and graduated 200 students seems to be so much in demand.
Currently over 200 student participants from Bondeni primary school are taking part in the Show corruption ‘Redcard’ program. According to the pre surveys (a sheet of 1 up to 10 questionnaire that gauge the attitude and knowledge of students regarding corruption) conducted by VAP’s Anti corruption crusaders(ACC) majority of students indicted that they are well aware of what’s is corruption and it’s causes..
During day one, students filled in the pre-surveys and were taken through the basic information about corruption and its causes.”This is a unique project that is very important to our kids, since they are the future leaders.” Said Mr. Kamau, deputy head teacher at Bondeni School. This exercise not only included the students, but it also included teachers of the participants who were also eager to learn and participate in the program.”Am looking forward to be a great leader of integrity and Show corruption ‘Redcard’ a one of the key programs that will push me to achieving my dreams “Said 14 year old Janet Nyambura.
On Saturday, 21st of April, Skillz Kenya participants from different community centers attended a graduation tournament at Jericho Sports Ground.
The tournament provided an opportunity for participants to show their soccer skills and ex-pertise on HIV prevention.
The attendees who had engaged in the life skills program that Skillz Kenya provides spent the day exchanging information they had learned at their various centers, making new friends, and enjoying soccer.
The event hosted a total of 120 participants and the group was divided into eight teams. The teams included: Breakers Foundation 1989, Lolly Soccer Academy, Breakers B F.c, Lolly B F.c, Uhuru tipples F.c, F.A VAP F.c, Eastlands Soccer Academy, and Eastlanders Junior F.c.
The event was successful in meeting the goal of providing a platform for participants to share what they had learnt.All the participants were awarded with certificates of participation in the Skillz Kenya HIV/AIDS awareness program.
VAP Administrators Discuss Partnership Opportunities with Goal Irish-Kenya
On the 17th –18th of May, VAP staff, including ,Director,Enouce Ndeche,, program officer Charles and Elizabeth Okinda, attended a 2 day GOAL’s partners work-shop at Olive Gardens.
The meeting covered the possibility of a partnership opportunity for VAP and Goal Irish-Kenya to support Vijana Amani Pamoja in its efforts to empower surrounding communities through football via Skillz Kenya program.
This partnership would allow for an increase in funding for VAP which would enable more work to be done. VAP administrators anticipate a beneficial relationship with Goal Irish Kenya to establish strong, supportive connections which will enable them to reach a larger area and strengthen their capacity.
With this new addition, VAP hopes to create programs for more of the many schools around Nairobi and increase awareness of their program.
“We are very happy to be invited and being part of GOAL’s partners’ workshop. We have learnt a lot from GOAL and most important their reporting systems that would really built VAP’s capacity. I wish to also thank all foundations, corporate and individuals who have been donating towards our course through Global Giving. We are looking forward to a successful partnership with Goal Irish Kenya.” Said Enouce Ndeche,VAP’s Executive Director. For more information please read the attached newsletter.
“We are very happy to be invited and being part of GOAL’s partners’ workshop. We have learnt a lot from GOAL and most important their reporting systems that would really built VAP’s capacity. I wish to also thank all foundations, corporate and individuals who have been donating towards our course through Global Giving. We are looking forward to a successful partnership with Goal Irish Kenya.” Said Enouce Ndeche,VAP’s Director. For more information please read the attached newsletter.