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Feb 1, 2019

Re-Energizing 2019

2019 Strategic Plan meeting
2019 Strategic Plan meeting

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
Dec 20, 2018

Commemorating 16 Days of Activism

VAP participants from different programs joined the world on 26th November to mark 16 days of activism by holding a procession walk that started at the chief’s camp in Kiambiu slums. Holding placards  and banners with written messages against: child abuse, gender based violence, early marriages, rape, etc, the procession went through various communities up to the final destination, Jericho social hall for speeches of the day from the guest speakers, renowned women rights activists and discussions from the participants.

 Football Matches for 16 Days of Activism

The finals of the Top 8 Wasichana Wacheze (Let girls play) league and Top 8 Heshima league (for boys) was a great wrap up of the day’s main agenda. The two leagues have been running for 4 months with different aims: Wasichana league has been providing safe spaces for girls while talking about issues affecting girl child and Heshima league stemming from Heshima (Respect) program has been targeting boys and using them as influencers for safety and security  of girls and young women while addressing issues of positive masculinities, women’s right, and gender based violence.

 

Many Thanks For Walking With Us in 2018!

 As the year draws to a close, the entire VAP fraternity would like to take this opportunity and express its utmost ‘THANK YOU’ message to our lovely, readers, program participants, teachers, schools, coaches, networking partners, and not forgetting our supporters for your unflagging enthusiasm and support throughout this period of 2018 which also had its own share of challenges and successes. As you prepare to go for your festive seasons, we would like to wish you all the best and see you again for the next journey 2019.

Dec 20, 2018

Scoring For Health

As the world was marking 30th anniversary of World AIDS day, a group of young people both boys and girls under the auspices of  Kick ‘N’ Test VCT football tournament, gathered on different grounds around the lower mukuru for football matches and HIV testing activities. With 28 teams on board, the tournament provided a ‘bonus’ health opportunity to Skillz Kenya HIV weekly awareness program participants who got a chance to know their HIV status. Teams were awarded points based on the customary rules and regulations of Kick N Test tournament where the winner was based on the numbers of people who got tested off the pitch points rather than the regular football match On the pitch scores. Distribution of condoms to the neighboring community members and referrals of voluntary medical male circumcision were made to several adolescent boys as supplement to the tournament’s gain.

2018 Gala Awards

It was pomp and colour for the 3rd annual Gala Awards that was held at Jericho social hall. Various teams both boys and girls who participated in the just concluded Top 8 Wasichana Wacheze league and Heshima football league were in attendance alongside their coaches and teachers. Best teams and outstanding coaches and teachers were awarded awards based on their unwavering commitment on serving the entire community both ON and Off the field. The overall best award was scooped by Beniko Football club who made the most number of VMMC referrals and HIV testing to their teammates and other adolescent youth in their community. The team was also the most active in the Heshima program by promoting positive masculinity.

 
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