Network for Youth in Action


VACK/STV-06/2017

Project Name: Network for Youth in Action

Project Location: Kajiado County

Project dates: 4th-24th June 2017

Empowering childrenProject overview

Network of Youths in Action also works in the areas of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) and HIV prevention in Kenya. Through the Alternative rite of Passage grogram which mainly focuses on the pastoralist communities our main focus groups are men, boys and communities although our programs are cross cutting. We employ innovative, tested, integrated approaches that are simple, homegrown, participatory, and holistic and ones that reinforce existing work, our thematic interventions are guided by research, training, synergy development, advocacy, tool development and extensive grassroots engagement .our key revolve is to build competences , raise the level of awareness ,influence attitude/behavior change and objectively provided information.

Our SGBV programming specifically focuses on addressing attitudes that generate traditions of terror and encourage the use of violence as enshrined in patriarchy, negative masculinity and the entire negative socialization processes. We reserve the trend by targeting the men and boys and working with them to change negative attitudes, practices and beliefs that put women and girls at even greater risk of vulnerability including HIV infection.

NOYAS strength has been our fostering of active and meaningful involvement of the program beneficiaries. The target groups are involved as participants in the conceptualization, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of program as decision makers, advocates, peer educators, change makers/agents, campaigners and planners of activities.

Workcamp Activities    

  • Sport activities with the local schools and youth
  • Home visit within the community
  • Awareness creation and Advocacy on ending FGM
  • Education development in local schools
  • Women empowerment programs, and improvement of community structures

Accommodation and Food

Volunteers will be hosted at the project. You will need to have a sleeping bag and mat.

Food is provided from what is locally available and the volunteers will share in the responsibility of preparing the food.

Meeting Point and orientation

All volunteers taking part in this project will be picked from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and stay in Nairobi before departing to the project. Orientation will take place on the 3rd of June 2017 at the VACK Office in Buruburu, Nairobi.

Number of volunteers: Maximum of 15