Sustainable funding remains a key concern to many charity organizations around the world. This is amplified by dwindling funds from traditional donor sources who support projects for a limited period of time. In most instances, the organizations and communities are left stranded after completion of projects. Further Resource Mobilization strategies have in the recent years changed significantly. This therefore begs the question, with the emerging funding trends, how can non- profit organizations adopt sustainable funding? VAP represented by Business Development and I GA team was amongst the invited organizations in Kenya who were invited by The Knod Foundation and standard chartered to think together, share and sort ideas on how to tackle this. The Knod foundation in collaboration with Standard chartered organized a workshop at Serena Hotel, Nairobi and brought on board seasoned, experienced and respected personalities in the field of Resource mobilization and organizational sustainability who shared great ideas and strategies that would orchestrate charity organizations address financial sustainability within themselves.
With the Kenyan schools holiday season crowding the month of August and youth taking a commercial break from their busy academic season and avoiding being’jack’whom too much of work without play makes him a dull boy, VAP shifted its program gears to the community centres around Nairobi, providing youth with an opportunity to play as well as learning through its fun based activities.A total of 6 communities were reached out with various life changing messages.
VAP Spurs Up Varsity games with GBV Activities
VAP team was amongst the organizations invited by the catholic university of East Africa to perform in their annual corporate social responsibility event organized on 23rd of August that also included: World Youth Alliance, SEMA, catholic university of East Africa and Strathmore University. Each team of 10 players with 40 percent ladies representation converged at the catholic university grounds ready to engage themselves into: sensitization of millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the post 2015 development agenda by addressing the global inequality and promoting the relationship between the common people and the institutions.VAP with its vast football for development expertise, led other teams in performing gender based violence football based activities. Participants had a chance to discuss gender issues that affect the youth of both genders in the modern world as well as sharing their own life experiences regarding GBV.