Vijana Amani Pamoja (VAP)

To integrate social and economic values through football/soccer by creating a proactive health environment.
Jun 3, 2014

VAP's Chapter In Sports and Health Book

VAP in collaboration with Centre for Men’s Health at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK have completed writing a new book titled Sports-Based Health Interventions-Case Studies From Around the World. The book is an edited collection with chapters describing different projects and interventions from around the world and a cross the range of public health activity which involve a sports element, theme or take in a sports setting. The book has been published by springer publishing, New York. VAP authorized a 5,000 word chapter on the Skillz Kenya program as well as Kick ‘N’ Test, VCT and TB screening football tournaments.

Seed Grant for Story telling project.

After a successful application, VAP was awarded a seed grant by GlobalGiving that would go towards collecting stories from the program participants and the entire community to gauge and evaluate VAP’s programs impact.  VAP has previously been doing the story telling collection as one way of backing up its quantitative monitoring and evaluation systems and the awarding of the grant is so timely as the research, monitoring and evaluation crew have been working round the clock to strengthen this section. The stories will be collected by volunteers and be analyzed the research monitoring and evaluation team.

VAP’s learning journey with GlobalGiving-

Global giving has been one of VAP’s old school partners and in May 2010, Mr. John Hecklinger; GlobalGiving’s chief program officer had an opportunity to visit VAP for the first time. GlobalGiving will forever be remembered for its significant mark in the heart of VAP for being the first partner whose online fundraising funds helped VAP to purchase a second hand Pentium four computer for $ 200 that eventually catapulted VAP from being an office less(briefcase) organization to an office based organization. During the visit, this is what John had to say http://tools.blog.globalgiving.org/2014/05/16/vijana-amani-pamojas-learning-journey/

Jun 2, 2014

Double Club Graduation

Just even before the dust could settle, the Arsenal Football club FA Cup winning fever was brought to the community of Harambee in Nairobi but this time round in a different ball game all together. On 18th May a day after the finals played at Wimbley in England, a total of 45 young lads completed Double club program and were awarded with certificates signed by Arsenal Football club manager Arsene Wenger.Double club program uses football as a conduit to instill football coaching, literacy and education. ”Now I know football can be used to address a lot of things, having participated in various programs conducted by VAP addressing various topics using the same name of football, this really empowers me. Through Double club I have improved my football skills as well as my spellings, reading and writings. Football skills, I will use them on the field. Writing, spellings and reading, I will use them in my school and especially when it comes to speaking and writing English compositions and essays.” Said 14 year old Jack, from Harambee academy.

Jun 2, 2014

New Recruits for Mrembo Girls Vocational Training

Six former Mrembo girls lifeskills program graduates have been recruited into Mrembo salon for vocational training. This follows after a successful graduation of 9 girls who spent 4 months learning on hair dressing, beauty and financial literacy. The process of placing these graduates into work places has already begun in earnest with job interviews being secured from various institutions. The new recruits will be requested to acquire their national identity cards as this is one of the impediments observed by salon manager when it comes to seeking job placements.

Seed Grant for Story telling project.


After a successful application, VAP was awarded a seed grant by Global Giving that would go towards collecting stories from the program participants and the entire community to gauge and evaluate VAP’s programs impact.VAP has previously been doing the story telling collection as one way of backing up its quantitative monitoring and evaluation systems and the awarding of the grant is so timely as the research, monitoring and evaluation crew have been working round the clock to strengthen this section. The stories will be collected by volunteers and be analyzed the research monitoring and evaluation team.

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