16 years old John has been a true community football role model both on and off the football pitch. As a footballer who plays for Majengo football club that features in the nationwide football league, a second tier league, his character, leadership and captaincy skills have been exemplary of great inspiration to his fellow teammates and the community around. John has been so passionate in show corruption red program that teaches integrity and leadership skills through football based manual, and as a coach he balances well his time of going for program implementation and for football practice with his team.
"Footbal is really in my blood and i like visiting schools and community centres within my community,teaching children integrity and leadership skills through my sport."Said John.
Dec 17, 2019
Inclusion Lives Here
By Nancy Waweru - Principle
Monica with her Grandmother
18 year old Monica joined by her grandmother was amongst the last batch of 2019 Employment and Entrepreneurship participants that graduated early in the month of December. Monica who has (moderate) intellectual developmental disability was enrolled at Nile Road special school at the age of 10 years and participated in VAP’s football based life skills programs which she graduated and later on enrolled into Employment+Entrepreneurship project focusing on Catering+ Pastry course. “Am happy to see my granddaughter completing her course and ready for job opportunity and work just like any other person.” Said Monica’s grandmother.
Teaming Up For Good
A one day interactive session on sexual reproductive health and presentations of re-usable sanitary towels for girls participating in the Goal project and Skillz league was conducted by Huru international and staff from local standard chartered bank. The bank’s staff and girls engaged into one-on-one mentorship talks with girls opening up and discussing freely on their life challenges and experiences.Additional lessons covered included financial topics: savings, budgeting and banking amongst others. Participating girls were handed sanitary pads, bar soaps and under wears courtesy of Huru international.
Dec 17, 2019
World's Aids Day with HIV Self-Testing
By Enouce Ndeche - Principle
HIV football match
World Aids day wouldn’t go unnoticed without the participation of 30 teams of both boys and girls in the Kick ‘N’ Test football tournament held at the Eastleigh community grounds. With focus on creating awareness of HIV Self-Testing to the youth and the entire surrounding community, and promotion of voluntary medical male circumcision being at the centre stage, football was the major combining factor. Winners of both categories, male and female were based on how many team members and their respective fans were tested on HIV as opposed to the number goals scored by teams on the football field. Male teams with most voluntary medical male circumcision referrals were awarded medals.
Participating youth players and the community had an opportunity to know more information about Hiv self-testing kits and the benefits of voluntary medical male circumcision services targeting adolescent boys.VMMC referrals were made to nearby clinics and other VAP health service providers including: Eastern Deanery Aids Relief Program (EDARP), Family Health Option Kenya (FHOK) and Doctors Without Borders. “I used to fear visiting VCT clinic to know my HIV status and get asked a lot of questions, but now I can instantly know my HIV status using the kit” Said 18 year old Kamau.