Project #14722

Teaching Youths English Literacy Through Football

by Vijana Amani Pamoja (VAP)

Introduction of Double Club in Dandora school at the beginning of second term was a real boost to the participants given the fact that they are located in slum areas and they’re both informal schools.Additionally,the schools lack enough qualified teachers due to financial constraints that would allow them to pay teachers good salaries.

Teachings from Double Club booklets provide them with additional lessons of learning english literacy as well as football skills.The Double Club teachers/coaches play a double role of being english teachers and football coaches which is an added advantage to these schools.”We are so excited of the Double Club program because it suppliments English lessons and football coaching.For our school to have these services,we would be required to hire people and pay them alot of money,so having Double Club program is a great gift.”Said Mr. Kamau headteacher of Dandora school.


Thank You!


Dear global giving donors, we would like to thank you all for your generous contribution that you have made towards our project. Indeed your support has gone a long way to supporting many youth who have gained a lot of knowledge and English literacy through football.

The coaches have been so actively engaged in implementing this project in various schools and community centres and this has happened through your support. On behalf of the project, we would want to express our utmost thank you note to each and every one of you who have gone an extra mile in making sure that this project is effective.

VAP alongside other football for development organizations under the umbrella of Football for Hope network from across Africa converged at MYSA headquarters for a three days interactive Football for Hope and Adidas Exchange Program workshop. The event that ran from 3-5th November triggered a discussion touching on a variety of topics ranging from monitoring and evaluations, proposal writing, and program implementation as well as networking opportunity. Football for Hope network continues to strengthen the impact of all the organizations globally through network meetings, exchange programmes and joint events. The adidas Exchange programme runs in partnership with Adidas and football for Hope. Spearheaded by FIFA and streetfootballworld, a centre of expertise that supports a global network of local organizations in the field of development through football, Football For Hope is a movement that uses the power of the game of football for social development. The team also had an opportunity to visit VAP offices on their last day of the workshop.

Exchange Learning

As one of Grassrootsoccer‘s “old skool” partner, VAP was invited to travel down to Cape Town at Grassroot soccer’s offices for a 5 day learning exchange with partner organizations. The intention of the learning exchange was to encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing between partner organizations zeroing in on: monitoring and evaluation, program planning, coach management and development amongst others.VAP including the other 10 organizations represented had an opportunity to present its programs, share, and network and learn from other organizations.VAP truly beliefs that the ripple effects of the workshop will be felt on its programs and the entire organization as it moves on with its crusade of changing the lives of young people through football.

Happy ThanksGiving!

For the generous individual donors and corporates who help us implement our programs and the unwavering support that we get from volunteers towards sustaining our work, we want to say that we are so grateful. On behalf of the thousands of young people from the slums of Nairobi and from Vijana Amani Pamoja (VAP), we wonna wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving day..

Teachers and parents affiliated with VAP programs from all the corners of Nairobi were invited by VAP coaches, peer educators and volunteers to come and share their views on VAP programs. Led by the able leadership of the charismatic, senior and master coach Everlyne who possess a community role model status,the parents and teachers were taken through all VAP programs including the economic empowerment facets within VAP.Each and every head of VAP department had time to narrate the way they do their programs and the support that they would expect from teachers and parents. The parents too had an opportunity to ask questions and add input towards strengthening the programs. “My 14 year old daughter can make her own informed decision with less of my commands, thanks to VAP coaches.” Said Mariam.The teachers and parents agreed to work and support the work that's is deliverred by VAP coaches towards enhancing the lives of children in the communities.

By attaining Global Giving partner reward status of ‘Leader’, VAP has been endorsed to participate in the HP community advising which is a living progress initiative aimed at creating better future for everyone through actions and innovations.HP community advising has teamed up with Global Giving to offer nonprofits professional expertise and advice from HP employees at no cost.Through HP Advising, VAP has matched with HP employee volunteers who are advising in particular areas based on their expertise including: fundraising, branding, marketing, IT, business planning, managing staff, recruiting volunteers and other key business areas. Nonprofits connect with HP Advisors by joining the HP group on Micro Mentor, an online community which matches entrepreneurs and mentors. By signing up and creating advising request with the needs, organizations can choose an HP advisor to work with and the process of matching works both ways. Based on their areas of expertise, HP Advisors who read organizations request can offer to work with the organizations or organizations can request to work with them. After the match, organization can work with the mentor to determine how often to check in and through what medium (phone, videoconference, etc.).Other benefits include participating in micro-mentor live training sessions through webinars.VAP looks forward to leverage on this opportunity to strengthen and build up its capacity.

             Marking World Peace Day

As the world was marking peace day on 21st September, VAP joined the wave together with other like-minded organizations under the auspices of Kenya Sports Development Program (KSDP).Over 10 organizations from all the walks of Kenya who are affiliated to KSDP were represented by young coaches both female and male who converged at Soweto grounds with their best sports based skills and knowledge for social impact ready to learn, explore, exchange and network with their counter parts from different organizations. With the topic being ‘peace day’ organizations working in the areas of peace had an opportunity to showcase their expertise and activities related to sports and peace development. During this event that took place in Nairobi, VAP was represented by a team of 20 young lads who also participated in the football 3 methodology, a system designed to foster dialogue and bring about peace by engaging young people at risk of violence, a system that VAP has had experience in due to the participation of streetfootballworld East Africa activities.


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Vijana Amani Pamoja (VAP)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Enouce Ndeche
Executive Director
Nairobi, Kenya
$299 raised of $8,000 goal
5 donations
$7,701 to go
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