Using the power of soccer to fight HIV/AIDS

 
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Dec 17, 2010

WORLD'S AIDS DAY

WORLD’S AIDS DAY

On Dec 1, 2010 VAP in conjunction with Sports Connect a youth soccer organization based in Eastlands organized a soccer camp for under:14,18 and 20.The event was held at  Buru Buru sports ground and VAP were at hand to conduct HIV/AIDS Skillz program. Amongst the Skillz conducted were: Find the ball, Risk field and Pressure limbo. These activities allow youth to explore issues relating to HIV/AIDS and gain necessary skills that lead to healthy lives. The skills are flavoured with critical thinking, communication, self-esteem and decision making amongst others.

ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR COMMUNITY CENTRES

After much concentration of delivering Skillz programs in schools, it’s now time to shift the gears and focus solely on community centres now that schools have closed for the festive holidays. With fresh information from the recent training of

coaches’ course, VAP  is working with 5 new youth centres: sports connect, Mbotela foundation, shelter of hope, Madiwa city and Buru Buru sports academy as other  community centres are just on the verge of their graduations.

VAP COACH GRADUATES AND LANDS ANOTHER SCHOLARSHIP TO PERSUE HER DEGREE COURSE AT UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (USIU)

Through the sponsorship from For-Granted Inc one of VAP’s partners, Linda Kafwe a VAP coach has just graduated with a Diploma in catering from Unity College of professional studies. Linda Kafwa has been an excellent student who has been giving back her unwavering support and services to the community through VAP. Additionally, her tremendous college performance has earned her scholarship to pursue her degree course at United States International University (USIU).

The other For-Granted scholarship beneficiaries: Edwin Ochieng and David Oduor who are also VAP peer educators are still pursuing their journalism courses at East African school of Media Studies. The two have been so instrumental too and have been taking pivotal responsibilities within VAP including: newsletter development, video-shooting and photos. “Am so much grateful to all the donors who have been supporting VAP’s movement because it’s through my involvement as a peer educator for VAP that I have managed to achieve my dreams. Am also proud to continue serving our community through VAP.” Said Linda Kafwa. On behalf of Vijana Amani Pamoja,we would like to wish all of you who have been donating to our project a HAPPY NEW YEAR! .


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Nancy Waweru

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Nairobi, Kenya

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Kenya   Sport
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