62 boys and girls from Bondeni Primary School graduated from VAP’s Anti-Corruption program in July. This was the third graduation since the program’s inception, bringing the total number of participants to 250.
Over four months, the youngsters benefited from 10 anti-corruption intervention sessions.
Stephen Ndungu, Head Teacher at Bondeni Primary School, says, “I really appreciate the information that VAP has given to our kids bearing in minds that these youth are the leaders of tomorrow. Secondly these youth come from the slum making them more vulnerable to exploitation. They might end up growing up knowing that corruption is a normal way of life.”
He continues, “We all know what corruption has done to our country but with this kind of training and enlightenment we can rest assured that we are grooming future leaders with great integrity.with this kind of training and enlightenment, we can rest assured that we are grooming future leaders with great integrity.”
VAP's FIRST 2 WAY DEVELOPMENT VOLUNTEER
On 1st October, VAP welcomed its first volunteer from 2 Way Development, a UK-based organisation specialising in placing skilled volunteers with overseas charities.
28-year-old Hannah Adam from the UK has five years experience in marketing, public relations and business development and will be focusing on fundraising, communications and staff training . She will also conduct a research project to gather insight into how VAP’s programs can be further developed. Hannah will be with VAP for at least four months.
It is anticipated that 2 Way Development will provide VAP with many more volunteers over the comings years. This access to skilled, long-term volunteers will enable VAP to strengthen its internal structure, staff capacity and the delivery of its service.