Vijana Amani Pamoja (VAP)

To integrate social and economic values through football/soccer by creating a proactive health environment.
Mar 4, 2014

UK 50% Bonus Week Announced!

Donate to VAP through Global Giving UK 50% Bonus Week Campaign

Global Giving UK has announced a 50% bonus this week through their additional bonus funds campaign http://www.globalgiving.co.uk/leaderboards/bonus-week/ GG UK started matching all donations made from 3rd-3-2014, 12:01 midnight last night (UK time) and there are still more bonus funds available (over £4,000)! The match is only up to £600 per unique donation (e.g. if VAP gets £1000 donation, GG UK matches up to £600 by 50%. This means VAP will receive £1000 plus £300 in matching that is £1300). For VAP to compete for the final prizes decided on 10th March at 12 noon (UK time) VAP will need to have raised at least £2,000 from 15 unique donors. Please hurry up and support VAP by donating.

Getting Back to Schools

With the new curricula on board,”Skillz Mabeste” targeting the primary age group 9-14 years and “Skillz Mtaani” targeting the secondary age group 15-22 years,VAP started the Skillz Kenya program on a goal getting mission currently zeroing in 5 primary schools and 3 secondary schools. With each program tailor made and gelling well with the targeted age groups, both participants feel more comfortable in participating in various program activities and crucial discussion topics that create a fun and open environment of sharing: feelings, beliefs and ideas about HIV/AIDS that lead them into gaining necessary skills for hiv prevention and healthy lifestyles. Equipped with both program information, Skillz coaches feel more comfortable, focused and concentrated with the various topics, their key messages as well as the targeted program participants.

New Kids On The Block!

Fresh from Skillz Kenya program (as graduates), fresh from high schools and fresh from the Training of coaches courses, a new breed of 16 Skillz coaches are now giving back to the community centres and schools what they received from VAP.The inclusion of these passionate, young and energetic crop has stirred up VAP’s programs and have joined various development committees that were set-up within VAP.

Mar 4, 2014

UK 50% Bonus Week Announced!

 

Donate to VAP through Global Giving UK 50% Bonus Week Campaign

Global Giving UK has announced a 50% bonus this week through their additional bonus funds campaign http://www.globalgiving.co.uk/leaderboards/bonus-week/ GG UK started matching all donations made from 3rd-3-2014, 12:01 midnight last night (UK time) and there are still more bonus funds available (over £4,000)! The match is only up to £600 per unique donation (e.g. if VAP gets £1000 donation, GG UK matches up to £600 by 50%. This means VAP will receive £1000 plus £300 in matching that is £1300). For VAP to compete for the final prizes decided on 10th March at 12 noon (UK time) VAP will need to have raised at least £2,000 from 15 unique donors. Please hurry up and support VAP by donating. 

Mrembo Lifeskills and Sports Program

Opportunities for girls to have a safe space and create an avenue to share out their personal sports dreams, gender equity and issues regarding sexual health reproductive and making their own informed choices has been going on in 3 schools: Undugu, Child Survival, New Pumwani and St.Anne’s as well as 2 community centres:Jericho and Kiambio. Through Mrembo programs vulnerable girls have been encouraged to take a stand for their future, participate in sports and making their own informed choices regarding their lives. A bonus of sanitary pads donations to these girls has been of great improvement to their self esteem and helps them to stay in school without missing classes. Mrembo life skills and sports programs play a springboard role to majority of these vulnerable girls who join Mrembo Salon for vocational training.

Continous Assesment Test

Since the beginning of this year, Mrembo has recruited 12 girls to take part in the vocational training at the salon. The girls who are programmed to attend classes in the morning and afternoon, did their first Continous Assessment Test at the end of February to gauge their knowledge on what they have attained since their admission in January. Plans are underway to have Vocational seminars in April and August and VAP will invite external experts from well established institutions like: Unity College of Professional Studies and Ashley’s School of Hair and Beauty college.Additionally, VAP through the Mrembo vocational training is intending to form a solid partnership with these institutions that would see them work together towards enhancing the lives of the salon girls.

Feb 20, 2014

New year,New Order!

Even though 2014 is almost 2 months old, permit us to pause for a moment and say-Happy New Year to all of you! and also look back briefly on our side mirrors reflecting 2013.Indeed the year was a significant and incredible year for VAP as far as reaching its target, strengthening its programs, networking and staying on track with its goals, mission and vision. It would be shere negligence if we don’t say a big “THANK YOU’ to our most deserving partners, donors, supporters, individuals, networking associates, staff and volunteers who spent either their finances or countless hours, minutes and seconds for making it possible.

New Year, New Order, New Gears! for Football For Development in 2014

On 6th, January 201 4, VAP officially opened its new offices located in Buru Buru phase 2, Oldonyo Lengai road off Mumias road. The new spacious office has been divided into various organizational departments and also has space for the increasing number of volunteers both local and international. As VAP rolls up its sleeves ready to hit the communities with programs, the number of master coaches has been increased and new Skillz coaches and peer educators have been recruited, majority of them being former graduates of VAP’s programs. An organizational programs execution change has been effected as coaches will be working in “chapters” across Nairobi with various schools and communities with the new and improved “Skillz Core” and “Skillz Mtaani”curricula.These coaches will be working alongside one master coach per chapter who will as well oversee the quality of the program.Additionally, program’s monitoring and evaluation systems have been scaled up both qualitative and quantitative. VAP coaches will also be divided into committees: Events &Sports, IGA’s, Research, Media, and M&E.These committees will be responsible for their respective duties and targets and will be meeting once in a month.

VAP’s Coach to Attend UNOSDP Youth Leadership Conference in Berlin!

23 year old, Anne Nduku, a vast experienced coach has been selected to attend the Youth Leadership Forum organized by the United Nations office of Sports and Development (UNOSDP) slated for xxx in Berlin, Germany.The forum is meant to give youth leaders a chance to reflect on the lessons at hand, to connect their learning to real-life situations, and will enable them to apply the knowledge to their communities. They will also gain a wide range of topics relating to Sport for Development as well sharing best practices from their projects or promoting interaction among the youth in order to learn methods of implementation from each others unique projects and programmes. Anne who also belongs VAP’s monitoring and evaluation team, is very eager to share and learn from other projects.

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