For the last 2 months the Kick-Out corruption 7-aside football mini league has been hitting the playing grounds of Kiambio 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 judges fc emerged the winners of the league by trouncing Police fc by a solitary goal.Additionally,all participants were awarded with certificates that confirmed them as Anti-corruption ambassadors.A word of wisdom from former National team football player, Francis 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. 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, 13 year old Jack Ouma, from the police fc.
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4th-6th September 2013, Sports for social change Network organized a Transformation and Development through Sports (TADS) conference in Pretoria, South Africa. The conference brought together 50 German and Africa organizations that use sports for social change. The idea of the initiative “Commitment for Africa” – launched by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in 2012 – is to link civil society organizations from Germany and African countries engaged in the field of sport for social change and to foster civic engagement. The outcome of this matchmaking process was to have African-German exchange and partnership initiatives that contribute to social change. VAP being one of the invited organizations, managed to form partnership with various German and African organizations. The subject of all African-German partnership projects in the context of “Commitment for Africa” shall be a contribution to positive social change / strengthening civil society through sport.
A young girl from Kiambiu slum heeded advice from her parents and dropped out of school at the tender age of 13 years.She started selling her body on a daily basis, for 50 Kenya shillings, which is below a dollar, to different older men in the slum until she recently realized that she is six weeks pregnant and hiv positive.
Upon realization she took it upon herself to accept her condition though still reluctant, she has decided to lead a positive life and she is trying to talk to her peers to help them understand themselves better so that they may avoid regrets in future. She is grateful to Mrembo programme for having tried to make her change her ways though she was too arrogant at the time, but now she knows how helpful Mrembo programme is. Mrembo program through Coach Linda Belinda has vowed to make follow ups to this matter and accord the girl all the necessary information and assistance she may require such as making referrals etc.
She is relocating to Homabay (rural part of Kenya), to start a new life there and will be back in three months time. She is very hopeful and hoping to give birth, and support her child no matter what. She hopes that young girls from Kiambiu and other areas will take seriously what Mrembo is teaching. Her dream is that Mrembo program would open a social hall where young girls would go for information regarding sexual health reproductive issues.
Story by: Linda Kafwa (Mrembo coach) 2/9/2013