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Dec 3, 2019

Football For Adolescent Girls and Young Moms

Adolescent  Girls and Young Moms playing football
Adolescent Girls and Young Moms playing football

Part of Secure Future’s project menu is football league owned and played by young mums. The football league provides physical activities and well-being tailored to their needs as they bounce back to their normal healthy lifestyles. The league also provides a safe space for learning critical life skills to the entire sexual health reproductive and rights. The league is backed up by a parallel league for male partners (boyfriends and husbands of the young moms) who are learning skills for positive masculinity, parenting and how to respect and support their women and families.

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Nov 7, 2019

HIV Ambassadors ready for the Holiday Campaign

Skillz Graduation
Skillz Graduation

The last week of October has been a busy week with a series of Skillz Kenya graduations conducted in various schools before schools lock out for the long holidays that will see schools reopen in January. The week is an exciting week as both 8th grade students in primary schools and form 4 students in high schools are sitting in for their final examinations. Despite being confirmed as HIV community ambassadors and agents of change in their respective communities, the graduates are expected to share and amplify what they have learnt to their families, friends and the entire community. With the communities now expected to be busy and full of youth everywhere, VAP has lined up a couple of HIV awareness forums, football leagues, HIV testing tournaments, referral activities including voluntary medical male circumcision, family planning etc.

  Inclusion Walk

 Over 120 youth participants with and without intellectual developmental disabilities including teachers, volunteers, VAP staff and coaches, participated in a 4 hours procession walk that ended with a petition statement at the central organization of trade union offices (COTU). The petition letter presented to the secretary general, banked heavily on inclusion to the: society, schools and job opportunities for people with intellectual developmental disability.Additionally,leaflets with inclusion messages in the  society, schools and jobs were distributed  to various entrepreneurs and employers. The 7 kilometer procession walk aimed to amplify VAP’s commitment of integrating youth with intellectual developmental disability into our society, programs and moreover into employment and entrepreneurship opportunities through vocational training courses.

Inclusion Walk
Inclusion Walk
Nov 7, 2019

Maternal and Family Planning Information

Nurses having a session with young moms
Nurses having a session with young moms

Adolescent girls and young moms under ‘Secure Futures’ program had a privilege of being visited by nurses from Bahati health care Centre, a local hospital that has forged a partnership with VAP as one of its referral points. The nurses addressed issues of: family planning, prenatal, antenatal care, delivery, sexual reproductive health related issues and several topics regarding maternal to prepare expectant young moms for safe delivery. Participants were invited to visit Bahati to familiarize with the equipment and the procedures. Bahati hospital will work hand in hand with the secure futures participants as they provide maternal health and family planning information and services to the participants.

Standard Chartered Bank's Global Staff Visits VAP

Standard Chartered Bank’s staff from different parts of the world came all the way from their respective countries to: learn, network and exchange knowledge with VAP’s Employment Entrepreneurship participants. Led by standard chartered bank’s local representative, the staff had an opportunity to learn more about GOAL program and its Employment Entrepreneurship transition including the challenges and success that participants encounter during the entire program. The staff had a mentorship session with participants sharing their own experiences, challenges and successes from their own backgrounds while inspiring participants.

VAP At The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum

With its advocacy of economic empowerment for young women through the platform of football, VAP was part of the delegation that was invited at the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) hosted at Cape Town International Convention Centre. The event which is Africa’s most prestigious award event was designed to showcase excellence and celebrate the achievement of women entrepreneurs and business leaders who contribute to the transformation and development of Africa’s economy, creating jobs and opportunities across the continent. Through Employment +Entrepreneurship project, VAP has been propelling girls and young women into employment and entrepreneurship opportunities with the foundation of vocational training courses.

Inclusion Walk

Over 120 youth participants with and without intellectual developmental disabilities including teachers, volunteers, VAP staff and coaches, participated in a 4 hours procession walk that ended with a petition statement at the central organization of trade union offices (COTU). The petition letter presented to the secretary general, banked heavily on inclusion to the: society, schools and job opportunities for people with intellectual developmental disability.Additionally,leaflets with inclusion messages in the  society, schools and jobs were distributed  to various entrepreneurs and employers. The 7 kilometer procession walk aimed to amplify VAP’s commitment of integrating youth with intellectual developmental disability into our society, programs and moreover into employment and entrepreneurship opportunities through vocational training courses.

 

SCB Global Staff with VAP participants
SCB Global Staff with VAP participants
VAP at AWIEF Conference in Cape Town
VAP at AWIEF Conference in Cape Town
 
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