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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
Feb 1, 2019

Re-Energizing 2019

2019 Strategic Plan
2019 Strategic Plan

No sooner had the year started than VAP staff including master coaches and heads of different departments had a 3 days workshop plan for 2019.The meeting provided an opportunity to look at the mirror and reflect on the past programs, successes and the challenges accompanied with some S.W.O.T analysis that had to cut across every section of the programs and the organization. With 2019 programs on VAP’s face, the team had to strategize, including making some adjustments and realignments in readiness for the effective deliverance of programs and what is expected out of them by the communities that they serve.

GlobalGiving Honors VAP

Stepping into the doorsteps of the New Year and bumping into some honors is what VAP found itself into. In celebration of VAP’s 2018 commitment of reaching and working with young people through innovative football based programs, GlobalGiving honored VAP with several badges including: Top Ranked Organization 2019 and Effective organization 2019.The ‘Effective’ badge has been as a result of the programs evolvement and innovativeness through globalgiving’s ‘Listen, Act, and ‘Learn’ platform. Both globalgiving and Mchanga are some of the online fundraising platforms that VAP has been utilizing to support and sustain its existing projects.

 Back To Back Time!

After a long spell of holiday season, it was all back to the programs calendar as VAP coaches armed with their program tools invaded various schools across Nairobi. A total of thirty five coaches and volunteers are all out in different schools, both high schools and primary schools implementing different programs across Nairobi. With other upcoming projects, VAP is aligning itself in establishing and strengthening various chapters across the region.

Top Ranked Organization
Top Ranked Organization
Effective Organization
Effective Organization
Back To Back Time with school programs
Back To Back Time with school programs
Feb 1, 2019

Re-Energizing 2019

2019 Strategic Plan
2019 Strategic Plan

 

No sooner had the year started than VAP staff including master coaches and heads of different departments had a 3 days workshop plan for 2019.The meeting provided an opportunity to look at the mirror and reflect on the past programs, successes and the challenges accompanied with some S.W.O.T analysis that had to cut across every section of the programs and the organization. With 2019 programs on VAP’s face, the team had to strategize, including making some adjustments and realignments in readiness for the effective deliverance of programs and what is expected out of them by the communities that they serve.

Gloab Giving Honors VAP

Stepping into the doorsteps of the New Year and bumping into some honors is what VAP found itself into. In celebration of VAP’s 2018 commitment of reaching and working with young people through innovative football based programs, GlobalGiving honored VAP with several badges including: Top Ranked Organization 2019 and Effective organization 2019.The ‘Effective’ badge has been as a result of the programs evolvement and innovativeness through globalgiving’s ‘Listen, Act, and ‘Learn’ platform. Both globalgiving and Mchanga are some of the online fundraising platforms that VAP has been utilizing to support and sustain its existing projects.

Micro-Finance & Entrepreneurship Training

As they prepare for their graduation, the last cohorts of the 2018 vocational training participants were taken through a 2 days micro-finance training. The trainings focused on:Key principles for success in a Micro-finance operation, Savings modalities/Policies, loan modalities/Policies, risk Management in Micro-finance Operation, group lending methodology, personal finance, default management, microfinance leadership and governance, investment appraisal, conflict management, and trading profit and loss accounts preparation. “ I have learnt a lot on how I can start and manage my own business. I have a few savings made and I will top it up with a small loan to start my business.” Said Everlyne.

Standard Chartered Bank Supports The Girls

For the 4th year running, standard chartered bank has been in the fore front of supporting VAP’s Goal program that seeks to instill both social and economic life skills to girls and young women. Despite running in schools and community centres, the program has been a breeding ground for many girls who have found their economic pathways and careers through participating into various vocational training courses of their choices. With a few topics touching on financial literacy, the whole program has been a boost towards the holistic social and economic development of the girls and young women who graduate from the program. “I managed to complete the program and decided to take on tailoring course, and now am doing my own business as a tailor.” Said 20 years old Janet.

Top Ranked Organization
Top Ranked Organization
Effective Organization
Effective Organization
Micro-Finance &Entrepreneurship Training
Micro-Finance &Entrepreneurship Training
Support From The Bank
Support From The Bank
 
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