Vijana Amani Pamoja (VAP)

To integrate social and economic values through football/soccer by creating a proactive health environment.
Nov 2, 2015

Parents and Teachers Meeting

Teachers and parents affiliated with VAP programs from all the corners of Nairobi were invited by VAP coaches, peer educators and volunteers to come and share their views on VAP programs. Led by the able leadership of the charismatic, senior and master coach Everlyne who possess a community role model status,the parents and teachers were taken through all VAP programs including the economic empowerment facets within VAP.Each and every head of VAP department had time to narrate the way they do their programs and the support that they would expect from teachers and parents. The parents too had an opportunity to ask questions and add input towards strengthening the programs. “My 14 year old daughter can make her own informed decision with less of my commands, thanks to VAP coaches.” Said Mariam.The teachers and parents agreed to work and support the work that's is deliverred by VAP coaches towards enhancing the lives of children in the communities.

Egmont Parner Meeting

Five organizations affiliated to Egmont Trust converged at the shores of Mt.Kenya in Nanyuki for the first substantive meeting of partners. The aim of the meeting was to create a networking platform for the partners to know each other (face to face) and make a discussion focusing on: specific programming best practices, evaluating real impact and peer learning/evaluation processes, closer communication with other partners and beyond, focusing on local and international current key drivers that have an influence either economically, politically and socially as well as learning on Egmont reporting system that could as well be used for internal monitoring. The five organizations with a diverse approach of community programming had to take home a basket full of knowledge gained from a spectrum of program implementations and evaluations from each other and a way forward to keep the spirit of the forum burning.

Oct 1, 2015

VAP Speaks At Women View Talk Show

With its trending trademark of using sports/football to unveil the inner beauty of a girl child through Mrembo program, VAP was invited by GBS TV to participate in ‘Women View’ talk show. The show that lasted for 30 minutes surrounded on issues of girls and young women as well as the Do’s and Don’ts of dating and courtship.VAP took the opportunity to share out how sports plays an integral part of shaping and contributing to the lives of girls and young women who end up making healthy and informed decisions. Women View talk show is normally aired by GBS tv every Wednesday as from 10.30am and touches on a spectrum of topics and discussions including: finance, Child Care, Politics, Culture, Fashion, and other issues of the society which are addressed by invited experienced experts who trade on the issues.

                                Marking World Peace Day

As the world was marking peace day on 21st September, VAP joined the wave together with other like-minded organizations under the auspices of Kenya Sports Development Program (KSDP).Over 10 organizations from all the walks of Kenya who are affiliated to KSDP were represented by young coaches both female and male who converged at Soweto grounds with their best sports based skills and knowledge for social impact ready to learn, explore, exchange and network with their counter parts from different organizations. With the topic being ‘peace day’ organizations working in the areas of peace had an opportunity to showcase their expertise and activities related to sports and peace development. During this event that took place in Nairobi, VAP was represented by a team of 20 young girls who also participated in the football 3 methodology, a system designed to foster dialogue and bring about peace by engaging young people at risk

Oct 1, 2015

VAP Joins HP Micro-Mentor Community Advising

By attaining Global Giving partner reward status of ‘Leader’, VAP has been endorsed to participate in the HP community advising which is a living progress initiative aimed at creating better future for everyone through actions and innovations.HP community advising has teamed up with Global Giving to offer nonprofits professional expertise and advice from HP employees at no cost.Through HP Advising, VAP has matched with HP employee volunteers who are advising in particular areas based on their expertise including: fundraising, branding, marketing, IT, business planning, managing staff, recruiting volunteers and other key business areas. Nonprofits connect with HP Advisors by joining the HP group on Micro Mentor, an online community which matches entrepreneurs and mentors. By signing up and creating advising request with the needs, organizations can choose an HP advisor to work with and the process of matching works both ways. Based on their areas of expertise, HP Advisors who read organizations request can offer to work with the organizations or organizations can request to work with them. After the match, organization can work with the mentor to determine how often to check in and through what medium (phone, videoconference, etc.).Other benefits include participating in micro-mentor live training sessions through webinars.VAP looks forward to leverage on this opportunity to strengthen and build up its capacity.

             Marking World Peace Day

As the world was marking peace day on 21st September, VAP joined the wave together with other like-minded organizations under the auspices of Kenya Sports Development Program (KSDP).Over 10 organizations from all the walks of Kenya who are affiliated to KSDP were represented by young coaches both female and male who converged at Soweto grounds with their best sports based skills and knowledge for social impact ready to learn, explore, exchange and network with their counter parts from different organizations. With the topic being ‘peace day’ organizations working in the areas of peace had an opportunity to showcase their expertise and activities related to sports and peace development. During this event that took place in Nairobi, VAP was represented by a team of 20 young lads who also participated in the football 3 methodology, a system designed to foster dialogue and bring about peace by engaging young people at risk of violence, a system that VAP has had experience in due to the participation of streetfootballworld East Africa activities.

 
   

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