Project #1885

Using the power of soccer to fight HIV/AIDS

by Vijana Amani Pamoja (VAP)
Mar 4, 2014

UK 50% Bonus Week Announced!

Donate to VAP through Global Giving UK 50% Bonus Week Campaign

Global Giving UK has announced a 50% bonus this week through their additional bonus funds campaign GG UK started matching all donations made from 3rd-3-2014, 12:01 midnight last night (UK time) and there are still more bonus funds available (over £4,000)! The match is only up to £600 per unique donation (e.g. if VAP gets £1000 donation, GG UK matches up to £600 by 50%. This means VAP will receive £1000 plus £300 in matching that is £1300). For VAP to compete for the final prizes decided on 10th March at 12 noon (UK time) VAP will need to have raised at least £2,000 from 15 unique donors. Please hurry up and support VAP by donating.

Getting Back to Schools

With the new curricula on board,”Skillz Mabeste” targeting the primary age group 9-14 years and “Skillz Mtaani” targeting the secondary age group 15-22 years,VAP started the Skillz Kenya program on a goal getting mission currently zeroing in 5 primary schools and 3 secondary schools. With each program tailor made and gelling well with the targeted age groups, both participants feel more comfortable in participating in various program activities and crucial discussion topics that create a fun and open environment of sharing: feelings, beliefs and ideas about HIV/AIDS that lead them into gaining necessary skills for hiv prevention and healthy lifestyles. Equipped with both program information, Skillz coaches feel more comfortable, focused and concentrated with the various topics, their key messages as well as the targeted program participants.

New Kids On The Block!

Fresh from Skillz Kenya program (as graduates), fresh from high schools and fresh from the Training of coaches courses, a new breed of 16 Skillz coaches are now giving back to the community centres and schools what they received from VAP.The inclusion of these passionate, young and energetic crop has stirred up VAP’s programs and have joined various development committees that were set-up within VAP.


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Organization Information

Vijana Amani Pamoja (VAP)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Nancy Waweru
Nairobi, Kenya
$30,886 raised of $60,000 goal
293 donations
$29,114 to go
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