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Jul 29, 2019

Coaches Monitoring and Evaluation

With the program focus being in schools, the first half of 2019 monitoring and evaluation meeting was held at VAP offices. The aim of the meeting was to evaluate and get updates from coaches regarding different programs taking place in various schools and community centres since the month of January. Led by master coaches and centre contact coaches, the meeting discussed the challenges and successes that have been encountered throughout the program and came out with mitigation plans to counter the challenges experienced.The newly recruited coaches had an opportunity to talk about their experiences."Am happy to be teaching back to my former school and teach what was taught to me while i was still there.The combination of football while addressing educational matters and educational subjects are very key to improving education" Said 17 years old Fredrick.

Jul 10, 2019

Thank you for your contribution

Partnership with KCDF
Partnership with KCDF

For the last couple of weeks since the official partnership with Kenya Community Development foundation (KCDF), VAP has been engaged in a vigorous local fundraising campaign with a target of raising Kes, 400,000 (USD 40,000) before 15th June. The target would result into receiving a matching fund of Kes, 1,600,000 (USD 16,000) from KCDF that would be channeled into supporting VAP’s youth who are enrolled in ’Employment +Entrepreneurship’project.It’s now official that VAP reached the target and would like to express its utmost THANK YOU note to all the supporters, friends, and volunteers from every corner of this world who charged up this fundraising drive.The funding will go towards supporting and recruiting more girls into 'Employment +Entrepreneurship' project that will see participants taking up various vocational training courses of their choice.

 VAP At Women Deliver Confernce 2019

The city of Vancouver came to a standstill when it played host to 2019 women deliver conference. Being the world’s   largest gathering on gender equality and the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women, it brought together world leaders including: presidents, influencers, innovators and change-makers who made each main stage plenary sessions memorable and provocative. Officially opened by Canadian Prime Minister , all attendees were engaged in empowerment dialogues that drive girls and women agenda forward into the 21st century.

 VAP Trains With Mom In Balance

With every piece put together in readiness for the official launch of Secure Futures project,VAP female coaches received a one day training activities and guidelines that would be integrated into Secure Futures project.The trainings focused on how to help expectant young mothers to keep fit,healthy and in shape during their pregnanacy journey and those who have given birth to help them get back in shape during their motherhood journey.Mom In Balance will be working closely with VAP for the success of Secure Futures project whose aim is to utilize girl-centred

VAP At Women Deliver Conference
VAP At Women Deliver Conference
Training With Mom In Balance
Training With Mom In Balance
Jul 10, 2019

VAP's HIV Article Gets Published

Skillz Mabeste HIV Sessions
Skillz Mabeste HIV Sessions

After  running a couple of hiv-self testing research studies  integrated with football tournaments in partnership with Medical University of South Carolina in the slums of Nairobi, the manuscript submitted for publication was approved by the journal of HIV/AIDS &Social services courtesy of Taylor & Francis authors: VAP is scaling up its HIV testing strategies by making door-to-door distribution of oral self-testing kits to its target groups who fear stigmatization and discrimination by visiting conventional testing sites. The kits are also distributed at the Kick N Test VCT tournaments as an alternative to visiting VCT tents. Here is the link for the publication

https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/UKNrWdcTVJ7ngVVqCumj/full?target=10.1080/15381501.2019.1620663

                                         Skillz Mabeste

Kiamberene primary school is one of the primary schools that actively participate in the Skillz Mabeste HIV prevention program. Located in the middle of mathare slums, the school has a total of 543 children and has been on Skillz Mabeste program since the start of the year. Skillz Mabeste is a football based  fun activity that’s coiled up with HIV awareness messages targeting primary school children aged 12-14 years both boys and girls. “Being in an area that is surrounded by a myriad of economic and social challenges, including having students who have lost one or both parents to HIV, Skillz Mabeste program has contributed heavily and positively in the lives of these youth who have managed to bounce back and stay resilient on issues regarding HIV.” Mr John headmaster of Kiamberene.

                                           Scaling Up HIV Testing

As a way of scaling up HIV testing, Skillz coaches have been making door to door visits distributing and providing rightful information on HIV oral self-testing kits targeting youth in various slums of Nairobi. The distribution exercise is targeting youth both girls and boys who fear stigmatization and discrimination by visiting conventional sites for HIV testing. Despite the door to door visits, kits will be available at VAP’s Kick ‘N’ Test VCT football tournaments and leagues.” Now that I know about this alternative of HIV testing, I will do it by myself at my own private place.” Said 19 years old Mweni.

 

HIV Self-Testing Kits
HIV Self-Testing Kits
 
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