On 5th November 2022 VAP organized its first local fundraising dinner geared towards supporting the construction of VAP’s youth empowerment hub.The facility which will be the pride of the community and a place for youth to have an opportunity for sports based lifeskills and economic development activities including vocational trainings amongst others is already in action despite not having fully completed.The ground floor rooms are already up and running and could host youth meetings,training of trainers workshops,program meetings including monthly monitoring and evaluation meetings. The football pitch is already running with youth participating in football based programs that include HIV awareness tournaments and other thematic sports based tournaments for both genders boys and girls.The psycho social support room that will provide mental health information and psycho social support services to the youth and the community is on its way to gettting finished with some few works left.The community around and the youth have been streaming in for health information and referrals surrounding different concerns e.g HIV testing,cancer screening etc amongst others.The fundraising drive will enable VAP to finish up some ground floor rooms including:psycho social support unit,library for youth who participate in VAP’s programs to be able to receive the services that they require.Fundraising efforts to complete other units including:vocational training,Gender Based Recovery Unit,Health unit and others is still going on and VAP is humbly making an appeal from well wishers and other potential partners to contribute and help empower the future.
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