As an organization that’s keen on the usage of football in the fight against HIV, VAP joined other invited guests;professionals,scientists,NGOs,and government health representatives from across the region in the 5th Maisha HIV and AIDS conference held at the Kenya School of Monetary studies. With the theme being ‘Leveraging the HIV Response to Accelerate Impact for Universal Health Care ”, the Conference provided a platform for discussions and deliberations on opportunities and challenges for leveraging the HIV programme to accelerate impact for Universal Health Care. The event was organized to include panel sessions and plenary presentations with diverse speakers and presenters from across Kenya and regionally. The Conference was preceded by six (6) Pre-conference Meetings on key thematic areas which were channeled to the conference.
Reaching Out To The Street Children
In commemoration of International Day of Street children, VAP was invited by its partners to celebrate the day at St. Johns community Centre. Officially commissioned by government representative, a total of 500 street children from various centres around Nairobi and approximately 15 organizations that work with street children were entertained with football games and football based activities that carry various messages including promotion of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) amongst adolescent boys and delivery of on-site biomedical services that included HIV testing.
Our New Staff
Joining the list of existing staff this year is Winnie.The 23 year old Winnie was a former Skillz Kenya participant during her high school days and ever since her graduation from Skillz Kenya program, she managed to develop a great deal of passion giving back to the community through the shadows of Skillz Kenya program, amplifying what she was taught to her peers and the community. She managed to go through a training of trainers course and became officially a certified Skillz Kenya coach and thereafter ascended to the position of a master coach (Trainer of trainers).Her good chemistry with millennial and other fellow coaches has been of great impact to her personal development and the organization as a whole and this has contributed heavily to her promotion as a full time staff. “Happy to be part of an organization that has been at the core of my life development.” Said Winnie.
International Day of Street children
Our New Staff,Winnie
Apr 30, 2019
Thanks to My Football
By Enouce Ndeche - Project Principle
Monica is a class 6 student at Undugu primary school whom despite not being an active and a good footballer in her school, has managed to capitalize and utilize the power of football to learn various life skills through participating in football based activities coiled with anti-corruption prevention messages. “I had no idea of playing football, neither did I have information about corruption but through the project and its simple football based activities, I have gained confidence and started to play football and learnt more on how to become a great leader with great skills and integrity. “Said Monica.
Over 200 students both boys and girls from Mathare slums were enrolled to the show corruption ‘Red card’ program. The program that commenced in the month March has been conducted three times in a week. The implementers of the program who are dubbed as Anti-corruption crusaders have been teaching participants on various issues including integrity and leadership through various soccer games. Since the inception of the show corruption ‘Red card’ program, the participating students have been actively involved in all the sessions that do require active participation. With every participant having a great ambition for his/her future life, the issue of integrity has been a critical topic to discuss and think about. During the first day, all participants were given some surveys to fill to gauge their knowledge about corruption and their attitude and its results. With corruption being a major issue in our societies today, every participant was quite aware of its consequences.
“Corruption has been a great enemy towards achieving any development and for any society to move forward in terms of development, we should all unite and say ‘NO’ to corruption. I like this program that uses football to teach about the dangers of corruption.” Said 15 year old Vincent.
Apr 30, 2019
English Literacy At Mukuru Slum
By Enouce Ndeche - Project Principle
Introduction of Double Club in Mukuru school at the beginning of second term was a real boost to the participants given the fact that they are located in slum areas and they’re both informal schools.Additionally,the schools lack enough qualified teachers due to financial constraints that would allow them to pay teachers good salaries.
Teachings from Double Club booklets provide them with additional lessons of learning english literacy as well as football skills.The Double Club teachers/coaches play a double role of being english teachers and football coaches which is an added advantage to these schools.”We are so excited of the Double Club program because it suppliments English lessons and football coaching.For our school to have these services,we would be required to hire people and pay them alot of money,so having Double Club program is a great gift.”Said Mr.Mark headteacher of Mukuru school.