Nairobi, Kenya

Vijana Amani Pamoja (VAP) uses the power and the spirit of sports as a tool for social and economic development. Founded in 2008, VAP has grown from a small scale football-based life skills initiative; to an internationally respected non-profit that aims to encourage healthy, active and economically stable lifestyles among Kenyan youth and vulnerable populations. 

VAP believes that youth are great agents of driving positive change. Their programs are aimed at empowering youth to be mentors of other young people, to drive the change from within Nairobi’s communities. 

VAP’s comprehensive model engages young people in core life skills programming and then integrates them into vocational training and apprenticeship courses which paves the way for employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. 

VAP’s work uses a youth-centric model to create a safe space that focuses on life skill education, livelihood, health based awareness messages, and income generating activities. At the heart of these programmes is a desire to increase the self-reliance of young people and help vulnerable populations move out of poverty. 

Setting this pitch up will help VAP realise their potential for the community and help them become as successful as they can be, reaching hundreds of kids every week and giving the kids a chance to thrive that they wouldn’t have otherwise had. 

With the budget we have set Enouce and VAP of $4,000, we are looking at an unbelievable 7 a side pitch secured in their newly built facility which will benefit so many kids in the community. Starting this pitch in March, we are looking at a completion date of July 2024. With a fully secure fence, newly laid grass, flattened land, we are confident Enouce and VAP will have a pitch they are super proud of and one they can educate the youth for years to come.

Fun Fact: VAP will use their new pitch for a ‘Kick and Test’ tournament happening in July, which gets kids from all over the community together for a big football tournament, whilst giving them free HIV testing. Next year, they will host the African part of the Homeless World Cup on the Project Africa pitch.