As the world’s elite football master class players were keeping the football fields of France busy, another set of world ambassadors of football for social impact in their hundreds including youth teams ,young leaders and professionals came via every means including: flights, buses, trains, canoe and roller skates, heavily loaded with their expertise and flags of their respective countries at the city of Lyon France, the host of festival 16.The congregation that included VAP represented countries with organizations from around the world that subscribe themselves by leveraging the powerful dynamite of football in changing the lives of their respective communities targeting various elements including:health,employability,peace,education,democracy,and governance,etc. The pomp and color event that was officially opened by the France minister of sports was conducted under the auspices of streetfootballworld festival16, football for good in partnership with Euro 2016.The youth participated in various message based football activities and games.VAP youth demonstrated various football based activities that fight corruption out of our communities while other youth representing other countires displayed various football based activities that fight differrent social vices..
The tail end of the month of July experienced a global celebration of the 10th anniversary of ‘Goal’ project initiated by standard chartered. With Mrembo program embedding ‘Goal’as part of its community engagement projects reaching out to girls, participants from various schools were not left behind in joining the global bandwagon to celebrate the anniversary by holding up signs with #leadership Goal or Congratulations Goal. The celebration was also graced by facebook live session with several members of Liverpool Ladies Football Team through https://www.facebook.com/LFC ladies where participants were actively participating by asking questions and through https://twitter.com/goalgirlsglobal where tweets were made.
New Recruits for Mrembo Vocational Training
Fresh from the programs and the communities, a new set of Mrembo salon vocational training candidates were recruited into Mrembo salon. This follows a successful graduation of their predecessors who spent 3 months of hair and beauty including financial and computer literacy lessons. While their predecessors are still working on internship and others still await internship and job placements, the new candidates will as well spend three months learning both practical and theoretical lessons on hair and beauty including financial and computer literacy lessons and business start-up lessons.
Through the donation of condoms from the National AIDS and STI Control Programme – NASCOP, VAP coaches are geared up to hit the streets of Nairobi under the ‘Safe Mtaani’ campaign drive to distribute condoms to various sprawling entertainment joints including local youth football clubs training centres.The drive which will be done before the completition of Skillz and condoms football league is meant to boost the league in making sure condoms are easily accessible to the targeted youth and community members. The whole exercise is aiming to promote the efficacy of condoms, its effectiveness against the most dangerous of sexually transmitted infections-HIV, the virus that causes AIDS and other unintended pregnancy as well as against gonorrhoe,chlamydia,and trichomoniasis.The exercise aims to distribute 10,000 condoms by the end of Skillz Kenya and condoms football league.