Following the impressiveness and success of Kick-out corruption program in different community centres and schools, the demand of having the program in other schools and centres is rising up on a daily basis. After having completed the program in different schools and communities, Mr Wali the head teacher from Bundu primary school who was visiting Jacaranda academy school when the program was on going, happened to get a first hand opportunity to witness kick-out corruption program at Bundu school. After his witnessing, he enquired from the program implementers if he could have the program at his school as well. Immediately after the completion of the program at Jacaranda school, focus shifted to his school at Bundu where a total of 150 student participants aged 12-15 years old both boys and girls are currently participating in the program. Asked why he was interested in the program, this is what Mr. Wali said “There is great need of this program in this school and given the fact that we are all nurturing future leaders, I think it’s more important they start to know the dangers of corruption right from the tender ages so that when they grow up and become leaders, they can be leaders of integrity who can spur this nation to a greater height as far as development is concerned.” “I feel so proud to be part of the Kick-Out corruption program because my dream is to become a great leader and I know I can’t achieve this if I don’t learn integrity issues and the dangers of corruption. This is something that teachers don’t teach us, but am glad to be able to receive from VAP organization.” Said Mwoki ,a 13 years old program participant from Jacaranda school.
Oct 7, 2019
Ready For Employment World
By Nancy Njeri - Project Principle
Ready for the world of Employment
The last work preparedness Boot Camp for Employment+ Entrepreneurship for 2019 was held with 45 participants on board. The 3 days workshop was attended by various invited professionals including successful entrepreneurs, local employers from different fields and companies who gave out inspirational talks to the participants even as they prepare to join the world of employment and entrepreneurship. Some of the talks and skills presented to the participants included: CV writing, goal setting, personal branding, interviews, self-expression, personal skills etc.
Secure Futures Sessions
Impacted with enough knowledge and trainings, secure futures coaches are hitting the ground running in communities working with expectant young mothers. Participants are taken through girl-centred approaches in safe sports spaces with information that would increase their social impact support, life skills and livelihood opportunities. Additionally, participants are taken through fitness activities to keep fit, healthy and in shape during their pregnancy period and help get back in shape those in motherhood period. “The information that am receiving is quite helpful and feeling am in good shape even as I draw near my delivery time.” Said 19 years old Caroyln.
A Visit to Standard Chartered Bank
As a routine and part of its community engagement exercise, standard chartered bank invited the last batch of 2019 VAP’s Employment+Entrepreneurship participants at the bank’s headquarters for some financial literacy sessions as a supplementary to what they have learnt through previous business and micro finance trainings. Conducted by the bank’s staff, participants were taken through sessions that included: Budgeting, Importance of saving, differentiating between needs and wants, Benefits of saving money in an account and the process of opening an account.
Secure Futures Sessions
A visit to Standard Chartered Bank
Oct 7, 2019
VAP Attends 74th UN General Assembly
By Enouce Ndeche - Project Principle
VAP At 74th United Nations General Assembly
With football at the core centre of passing out health information, VAP was amongst other global health advocates who converged at the United Nations headquarters in New York for the UN High-Level Meeting (UN HLM) on Universal Health Coverage that took place on 23rd September 2019.The meeting attended by various heads of states provided a great opportunity for all universal health coverage (UHC) champions and advocates to make voices heard and help mobilize high-level political attention globally in respective countries. With the theme being ‘Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World,’ the meeting provided the last chance before 2023,the mid-point of the SDGs,to mobilize the highest political support to package the entire health agenda under the umbrella of UHC,and sustain health investments in a harmonized manner.
Battling For Top 8 Honors
A total of 16 teams of mixed gender (8 male and 8 female) converged at mukuru community ground to battle it out for the annual Top 8 coveted football tournament. The tournament final which is a climax of the 8 chapters consisting of boys and girls teams playing during weekends on different areas of Nairobi provides an opportunity for the participants to share different ideas to address social challenges and issues affecting young people. With the matches being played on a knock out basis, participants create vital conversations in a safe space during and after the games led by VAP coaches.