Project #14722

Teaching Youths English Literacy Through Football

by Vijana Amani Pamoja (VAP)
Participants during Gala Award 2016
Participants during Gala Award 2016

For the very first time VAP organized for a gala award ceremony that brought together program participants and representatives from different areas around Nairobi. Amongst the people invited were: teachers, parents, community coaches, local administration and volunteers. The gala was geared towards celebrating the successes achieved in the year 2016 and appreciating and rewarding outstanding schools, community chapters, teams, teachers, parents, coaches, and volunteers who poured in unwavering support and spent countless days, hours and minutes in making our communities better. The gala was spiced up with a brief video and pictures about VAP’s programs in the community and its milestone with a cool 2014 world cup music in the background. The awards were spread out into various categories including winners of Wasichana Wacheze league ‘Girls Play’ and the runners up who received trophies and medals, best player of the season, top scorer of the season, best defender, etc. Also awarded with trophies and medals were the winners of Kick 4 life junior football league including coach, teacher and parent of the season. “Am very glad for the impact that VAP programs have heard in my life.” Said 14 year old Rembu from undugu primary school. “Since the inception of VAP programs in my school, participants have really improved in various aspects of life also including knowledge in HIV/AIDS, am looking forward to continue with the program in 2017.”Said Mr Karoli the head teacher of Zawadi primary school.

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First, many thanks for your continuous support towards our project. Each and every dollar that you have been contributing has been going into a long way in changing the lives of our program participants and the communities that we are serving.

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As always, we are quite optimistic that your donation however small or big will go towards changing the lives of our participants and community in general.

Gala Award
Gala Award

Participants of VAP’s football based programs including Double Club program received football gears donated by addidas through ‘football for hope’ initiative which is the corporate social responsibility arm of Federation International Football Association (FIFA).The football equipments included: balls,t/shirts,caps and other materials that are geared towards supporting the programs and the participants. The donated stuff were distributed to all program participants from different schools and community centres with ball helping out with the program implementation. “We are so happy for the donations that will support our programs and easen the lessons.”Said the headteacher of Jovial primary school.VAP will also utilize the donated equipments to use during thematic football tournaments and league finals.

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..


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Vijana Amani Pamoja (VAP)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Enouce Ndeche
Executive Director
Nairobi, Kenya
$349 raised of $8,000 goal
6 donations
$7,651 to go
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