Project #1885

Using the power of soccer to fight HIV/AIDS

by Vijana Amani Pamoja (VAP)
Apr 2, 2012

VAP's Newsletter 2012 Vol.1


20 participants from different organizations including: MYSA, CFK, SEP, VAP, community coaches and teachers from various schools took part in the workshop that was held at Jericho social hall as from 20th -25th February 2012. The workshop included both theoretical and practical lessons of HIV/AIDS based on the YDF module. The practical lessons engulfed on how football can be used to fight HIV/AIDS. The workshop was facilitated by Charles Otieno, Elizabeth Okinda, Boniface Kwasi and Robert Mukora. Elizabeth Okinda who attended the YDF training in South Africa led other facilitators in conducting the YDF modules and how it can be used.

 Skillz Kenya Graduations

 During the month of January, February and March, a total of 848 students from various schools: New pumwani,Dr.Aggrey,Morrison,Muthurwa and Uhuru primary schools have so far graduated through the Skillz Kenya HIV/AIDS program. The program uses the power of soccer in the fight against HIV/AIDS through a soccer themed curriculum that contains 10 sessions. The skillz Kenya program is an ongoing program that is being implemented in various schools within Nairobi.

 MREMBO PROGRAMS JOINS Kenya Adolescent Girls’ Brain Trust

 From 22nd-24th February 2011, VAP was invited by, Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) to attend a workshop in Naivasha.The workshop which was organized under the auspices of Kenya Adolescent Girls’ Brain Trust was meant to bring together adolescent girls' program providers and experts to share learning, develop program guidelines, and strengthen programming for adolescent girls in Kenya’s urban.VAP’s Mrembo program was represented by Nancy Waweru, the Project Director who also did a power point presentation of Mrembo program.. In partnership with other organizations that have girls programs, Population Council has been hosting the Kenya Adolescent Girls' Learning Network (also called the "Brain Trust"). The goal of this project is to bring together adolescent girls' program providers and experts to share learning, develop program guidelines, and strengthen programming for adolescent girls in Kenya’s urban areas.

  Streetfootballworld East Africa Network

 As a follow up to the last strategic plan for sfw East Africa Network members that was organized on 21st-23 Aug 2011,the same network gathered again for a 2 day workshop in Nairobi starting from Jan 29th-30th to discus and develop a strategic plan for the sfw East Africa Network. The network brought on board 13 sfw organizations including VAP from across East Africa that are active in development through football. The meeting ended with a clear framework of the new strategic plan document for sfw East Africa network that will be developed and absorbed by the entire group. The plan will also provide unique opportunity to exchange and develop key expertise and capacities that are vital for effective program delivery and overall operations.

    GRS/VAP Training

 As part of the continuous programmatic and technical support from GRS, the two organizations conducted a refresher training course of the Skillz Kenya program with VAP coaches focusing on strengthening M&E as well as capacity building. The training was done at vap’s office and led by Jamilson, GRS, curriculum and development officer

Outstanding Skillz Coach!

As a former graduate of Skillz Kenya program and despite being new as VAP skillz coach, 19 year old Zephaniah Andefwa is a clear indicator of VAP’s success story.Zephanie has been on the forefront and always on time when on the line of duty. He always report to his assigned centres with all the needed materials: M&E, book, pen, whistle,stop watch,playbook,etc and not forgetting his bag which he usually term it as “tool box”.

1st Batch of Students graduate from Anti-Corruption program

 Since the inception of Kick-Out corruption program last year, students from Grasam high became the first graduates of VAP’s new program. The program uses football to teach anti-corruption values to youth aged 12-20 years and it’s being implemented by VAP’s Anti corruption crusaders (ACC).

Adidas Donation

 As part of its CSR and strengthening organizations that are affiliated to FIFA through streetfootballworld,,VAP received Adidas equipments from Adidas who are also partners of FIFA and streetfootballworld. The equipments which included bags,t/shirts etc have been of great value and impact to the coaches and the entire program.


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Vijana Amani Pamoja (VAP)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Nancy Waweru
Nairobi, Kenya
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