A total of 40 youth from Blue boys FC were awarded with certificates signed by Arsenal FC’s manager Arsene Wenger after successfully graduating from Double Club program. The program entails sessions that are usually take one and a half hour in length, reflecting a football match with forty five minutes in the classroom and forty five minutes football coaching with Double club coachesDouble club is an innovative education and football programme which offers a range of subjects, together with football coaching aiming to fuse football and education to form a fun and enjoyable way for young people to engage with their academic studies and football at the same time. Blue Boys double club graduates had a footie smile as they also received ultra-durable balls that brings transformative power of play to the hundreds of millions of youth who don’t even have something as simple as a ball.They balls were donated by VAP courtesy of One world play project.
It’s a norm for all Skillz coaches to conduct a ‘contract’ signing process with all new Skillz Kenya participants as a show of participants committing themselves fully into the entire program and making sure to respect each other’s opinion and suggestions during the program. Usually this is regarded as the first contract encounter with the young kids that brings joy and excitement as majority of them put their first signatures on practice. The contract entails three areas: Respect-commitment of coaches and participants to be polite, listen while either of them is speaking as well as respect someone’s opinion. Participate-coaches and participants to attend each practice, taking part in the Skillz Kenya activity and have fun. Lead-coaches and participants to be role models of healthy choices and behaviours, give praise and advice to others as well as share what they have learned in Skillz Kenya with others.Skillz Kenya contract is very important to establish a safe and unique learning environment.
Following up on the DST young leaders training that they received in Netherlands courtesy of Women Win, three young leaders from VAP: Ann, Carol and Liz conducted a 5 day digital story telling workshop with 16 high school adolescent girls from Golden Bridge high school. The girls were taken through a media making process that involved communicating a story in first person using digital media such as recorded voice, video, audio, still images and music. In addition they were also equipped with technical skills, knowledge and opportunity to write, produce and share their personal stories of transformation through sport as well as producing their own videos on challenges they faced, how they overcame them and the impact sport has had in their lives. DST is a unique tool for outreach, healing and recovery. As a process, the act of telling one’s story can have a profoundly empowering impact on the storyteller. Participants actively construct and reconstruct themselves and their stories through the process of narration. Sharing one’s story, it enables healing, building community, and inspiring social change.
Who's This Girl?
Ten years ago Ayoti was 12 years old and just had a first stint as both Skillz and Mrembo participant at Morrison primary school as well as playing football for Mrembo fc.Over the years she has been a great and interactive program participant and showed a high degree of charismatic leadership rooted from her days when she used to be the team captain for Mrembo FC.From her different spheres of life ,strings of achievements and accolades including sports have been on her feet even during her high school time. After her high school graduation in November 2014, she decided to keep up the spirit by joining VAP as a coach and give back to the community what VAP initially installed in her at her tender age.Ayoti is now actively involved as a certified Skillz and Mrembo coach and very busy doing what she likes most,’Changing lives’