Education
 Kenya
Project #14722

Teaching Youths English Literacy Through Football

by Vijana Amani Pamoja (VAP)
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Mr. Condom distributing condoms
Mr. Condom distributing condoms

The condom distribution under the Safe Mtaani(neighborhood) campaign trail is now advancing into various youth entertainment joints,football training grounds and other football tournament fields across Nairobi including,Kangemi,Kariobangi,Jericho and now Ziwani.VAP has partnered with the organizaers of Koth Biro annual football tournament to distribute condoms during the matches and encourage youth to go for voluntary medical male circumcision.Koth Biro is one of the oldest and historical football tournaments that attracts over 80 youth teams from various corners of Nairobi including professional football players who play in Kenya's premier league who come to reconnect with their parental community clubs as they play in the tournament.

With this tournament being played during this holiday season when all organized football leagues have come to an end,VAP through their skillz coaches are busy distributing  condoms for free to the audience that includes fans,players and other interested individuals by making condoms more easily accessible to them.By doing so VAP is utilizing the football platform to prevent the spred of HIV and joining the world to reach the UNAIDS 90-90-90,an ambitious target to end Aids epidemic.By 2020,90% of all people living with HIV will to know their HIV status.By 2020,90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy.By 2020,90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression."It's good for me to have a packet of condom to protect myself from HIV infection,just incase i decide to have sex." Said 18 years old Njagi.

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.

Today being on Tuesday, we are here to share with you good news from Global Giving who have teamed up with Bill &Melinda Gates Foundation under the #MatchAMillion.For each and every dollar donated this day, while funds last, Global Giving will be matching it at 50%.This is the largest #MatchAMillion campaign ever for Global Giving. We as an organization want to thank the generosity of the Bill &Melinda Gates foundation for this incredible partnership. We would therefore kindly like to reach out to you, to donate this Tuesday as your donation will be matched by Global Giving at 50%.

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.

 

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Organization Information

Vijana Amani Pamoja (VAP)

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