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Apr 3, 2019

New Leaders in the Fight Against HIV

New Leaders in the fight against HIV
New Leaders in the fight against HIV

The first quarter of the year 2019 has witnessed hundreds of emerging young new leaders in the fight against HIV. The certification conducted under Skillz Kenya program was done across various schools, both secondary and primary. The certified leaders are expected to be HIV ambassadors in their respective communities by reaching out to their friends, families and peers through formal and informal educational sessions. “I want to share HIV information with my friends and community that I stay with so that we can prevent the spread of HIV” Said 14 years old Mwilu.

FIFA Features VAP Article

 Integrating social and economic values through football by creating a pro-active health environment and envisioning a society that is socially, economically, and healthy empowered has been the core business for Vijana Amani Pamoja (VAP).This reality has been made possible by numerous support of the youth, and the communities that VAP works with and not forgetting the generous support from the volunteers and the partners ranging from corporates and foundations. As one of the charities around the world supported by FIFA foundation, VAP was featured on FIFA’s webpage for development: https://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=3/news=vijana-amani-pamoja-helping-kenyan-youth-3021514.html

Mar 4, 2019

Make The Cut Activities

Participants going through Make The Cut Activities
Participants going through Make The Cut Activities

The one week schools short break provided an ample opportunity to implement ‘Make The Cut’ activities which is a supplement of the weekly Skillz Kenya, HIV awareness education in schools. Targeting adolescent boys with an aim of promoting voluntary medical male circumcision, the activities were conducted in different community areas including the outskirts of Nairobi with hundreds of adolescent boys being referred to various clinics for circumcision services. “I didn’t know that going for VMMC services reduces the chances of getting HIV, now that I know I will go for the services at my nearest clinic.” Said 19 old Juma.

New Partnership with Kenya Community Development Foundation

As a new partner to Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) in implementing livelihood program, VAP formed part of the team that was invited to Beacon of Hope for a series of trainings, peer learning and experience sharing. Through KCDF’s livelihood grant, the main aim is to be more deliberate in strengthening all partner organizations’ resource mobilization, communication, marketing and branding among other things. A visit to Beacon of Hope was of great exposure to share and learn about their great success in implementing social enterprise models alongside their other initiatives, using their own resources to fund some of their own activities hence ensuring sustainability.VAP integrates graduates of its lifeskills and social programs into economic empowerment courses hence enabling the participants to be economically independent.

Participants Displaying their  skills
Participants Displaying their skills
Mar 4, 2019

Career Awareness Workshop

Career Awareness Workshop
Career Awareness Workshop

Over 60 girls and young women recruited from VAP‘s programs assembled at Jericho social hall for the ‘Employment + Entrepreneurship induction and career awareness workshop that would usher them into their economic empowerment pathways. Accompanied by their parents and guardians, participants were taken through the nitty gritty of their chosen careers by various professionals from Unity College of Professional Studies, and other professionals who provided counseling services as well job marketing and business development information.

Heads Together For Good

A total of 20 young female under the belt of ‘Employment +Entrepreneurship’ project will have an opportunity to further their sports careers by undertaking sports management course provided and supported by Kenyatta University through the recreation and sports development department. The partnership is a springboard to other partnerships to follow that would include research studies surrounding HIV Kick ‘N’Test community football tournaments, voluntary medical male circumcision and how to successfully increase uptake of biomedical services amongst the hard to reach population within our communities.

VAP Attends TVET Conference

The permanent working group on Technical Vocational Education and Training Authority, (TVET) of the ministry of Education organized a 3 days Hands on the Future Skills Show at the Kenyatta International conference Centre. Attended by VAP’s ‘Employment+ Entrepreneurship’ project representatives, the event’s objectives were to: sensitize youth and their parents to the multitude of career possibilities and training opportunities that exist in Kenya, provide a forum for public and private TVET institutions, NGOs, private companies AND development partners to showcase their technical, vocational, entrepreneurship and life skills education and training opportunities; and improve the image of TVET among students and the general public. Additionally VAP used the platform to demonstrate the combination of football and economic empowerment to its youth through various vocational training courses.

VAP Partners With Kenya Community Development Foundation

As a new partner to Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) in implementing livelihood program, VAP formed part of the team that was invited to Beacon of Hope for a series of trainings, peer learning and experience sharing. Through KCDF’s livelihood grant, the main aim is to be more deliberate in strengthening all partner organizations’ resource mobilization, communication, marketing and branding among other things. A visit to Beacon of Hope was of great exposure to share and learn about their great success in implementing social enterprise models alongside their other initiatives, using their own resources to fund some of their own activities hence ensuring sustainability.

Partnership With Kenyatta University
Partnership With Kenyatta University
TVET Funfair
TVET Funfair
KCDF Workshop
KCDF Workshop
 
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