Showing Corruption the RED CARD

by Vijana Amani Pamoja (VAP)
Showing Corruption the RED CARD
Showing Corruption the RED CARD
Showing Corruption the RED CARD
Showing Corruption the RED CARD
Showing Corruption the RED CARD
Showing Corruption the RED CARD
Showing Corruption the RED CARD
Showing Corruption the RED CARD
Showing Corruption the RED CARD
Showing Corruption the RED CARD
Showing Corruption the RED CARD
Showing Corruption the RED CARD
Football for Peace
Football for Peace

Through its continuous efforts of striving to learn, improve and grow its programs’ impact, VAP has won a spot on GlobalGiving’s Top 10 list of Non-profit organizations committed to impact https://www. globalgiving.org/learn/top-10- nonprofits/. This has been as a result of actively participating in the GlobalGiving Rewards systems which GlobalGiving uses to recognize the over 17,908 nonprofit partners globally  who are committed  to learn improve and grow. The Reward system provides tools and trainings necessary for nonprofit organizations to utilize as they continue to build and scale up the capacity of their programs while receiving points for both effectiveness (commitment to learning) and Engagement (participation on the GlobalGiving platform).The listing has been accompanied by a seed grant from GlobalGiving which will go towards strengthening the capacity of the programs."Many thanks for your continous donation through GlobalGiving.Your donation has contributed largely on impact and effectiveness of our programs.Please rest assured that this honor also belongs to you." Said Enouce,Director Vijana Amani Pamoja.

Football for Peace

VAP coaches, volunteers and staff gathered at Buru Buru grounds to mark the International Day of Peace which is globally celebrated on 21st September. The group played a football match under the banner ‘Am Playing for Peace’ and later on had a walk from the pitch to the streets carrying peace messages to the Kenyan population to quench the simmering tensions. The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.


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Over 300 students both boys and girls from Kiambiu slums were enrolled to the show corruption ‘Red card’ program. The program that commenced in the month August has been conducted three times in a week. The implementers of the program who are dubbed as Anti-corruption crusaders have been teaching participants on various issues including integrity and leadership through various soccer games.
Since the inception of the show corruption ‘Red card’ program, the participating students have been actively involved in all the sessions that do require active participation. With every participant having a great ambition for his/her future life, the issue of integrity has been a critical topic to discuss and think about. During the first day, all participants were given some surveys to fill to gauge their knowledge about corruption and their attitude and its results. With corruption being a major issue in our societies today, every participant was quite aware of its consequences.

“Corruption has been a great enemy towards achieving any development and for any society to move forward in terms of development, we should all unite and say ‘NO’ to corruption. I like this program that uses football to teach about the dangers of corruption.” Said 6 year old John.

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Brought together under the auspices of YETU initiative, 14 organizations from across the country with VAP in the circuit gathered at the outskirts of Nairobi for a 4 days boot camp tied with an aim of cultivating a culture of community philanthropy through capacity building,research,technology development and private sector engagements. The boot camp generated a fertile ground for the organizations to interact and learn from various invited representatives from various local corporates and foundations with reputable experiences in the field of philanthropy and corporate affairs. Lessons and comparisons of past and present capacity building approaches were shared out as solutions to determine new approaches while evaluating the role of competitions in capacity building to enhance organization’s sustainability and generation of quality impact was also realized.

Football Teaches and Inspires My Life

Kimani is a class Four student at Undugu primary school whom despite not being an active and a class act footballer in his school, has managed to capitalize and utilize the power of football to learn various life skills through participating in football based activities coiled with anti corruption prevention messages. “I had no idea of playing football, neither did I have information about corruption but through the project and its simple football based activities, I have gained confidence and started to play football and learnt more on how tobecome a great leaders with great skills and integrity."Said Kimani.

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Swisss Academy for Development Guests
Swisss Academy for Development Guests

With the program focus being in schools, the first quarter of 2017 monitoring and evaluation meeting was held at VAP offices. The aim of the meeting was to evaluate and get updates from coaches regarding different programs taking place in various schools and community centres since the month of January. Led by master coaches and centre contact coaches, the meeting discussed the challenges and successes that have been encountered throughout the program and came out with mitigation plans to counter the challenges experienced.The newly recruited coaches had an apportunity to talk about their program experiences."Am happy to be part of the coaches and also am happy to go back to my former high school and teach my former school mates about the dangers of corruption." Said 19 years Benson.

VAP Hosts Swiss Academy for Development

On its mission to Nairobi, Swiss Academy for Development paid a courtesy call to VAP offices to witness firsthand the youth empowerment projects. The four hour visitation focused largely on Mrembo project and the usage of football as the conduit for social change addressing sexual reproductive issues and rights, and its linkage to employability skills through vocational trainings i.e. pastry , hair and beauty courses. Being a non-profit, non-governmental organization not affiliated with any political party or religious group, SAD has a considerable expertise in promoting interactive, participatory approaches to non-formal and life skills education applying a playful approach to learning.

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Following the impressiveness and success of Kick-out corruption program in different community centres and schools, the demand of having the program in other schools and centres is rising up on a daily basis. After having completed the program in  Maringo school last holiday,Mr.Joseph , the head teacher from Mukuru school who was visiting Maringo primary school when the program was on going, happened to get a first hand opportunity to witness kick-out corruption program at Maringo school. After his witnessing, he enquired from the program implementers if he could have the program at his school as well. Immediately after the completion of the program at Maringo school, focus shifted to his school at Mukuru school where a total of 200 student participants aged 12-15 years old both boys and girls are currently participating in the program. Asked why he was interested in the program, this is what Mr. Joseph said “There is great need of this program in this school and given the fact that we are all nurturing future leaders, I think it’s more important they start to know the dangers of corruption right from the tender ages so that when they grow up and become leaders, they can be leaders of integrity who can spur this nation to a greater height as far as development is concerned.” “I feel so proud to be part of the Kick-Out corruption program because my dream is to become a great leader and I know I can’t achieve this if I don’t learn integrity issues and the dangers of corruption. This is something that teachers don’t teach us, but am glad to be able to receive from VAP organization.” Said  Bariku ,a 14 years old program participant from Mukuru school.

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Vijana Amani Pamoja (VAP)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya - Kenya
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Project Leader:
Enouce Ndeche
Executive Director
Nairobi, Kenya

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