Volunteer Action for Change Kenya

Overview

Sector

Capacity Building, Child Development, Climate Change, Development Cooperation, Education, Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women, Health, Humanitarian Emergencies, Sustainability and Environment, Sustainable Tourism, Heritage Protection, Volunteerism, Water, Youth

Country

Kenya

SDG

01 - No Poverty, 02 - Zero Hunger, 03 - Good Health and Well-being, 04 - Quality Education, 05 - Gender Equality, 06 - Clean Water and Sanitation, 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Organization Type

NGO

URL

www.vakjitolee.org

Description

About


Volunteer Action for Change Kenya (VACK) is a development platform created by Kenyan youths to enhance the process of sustainable service delivery at the local community level. VACK aims to inspire youth in particular to actively participate in the development process through skills development, empowerment and support for the implementation of local initiatives. As a result, we hope this will help in addressing the social inequalities that affect the lives of the target communities.


Founded in 2014 as a development organization, VACK services are realized through voluntary exchange, leadership development, development cooperation, intercultural exchange, community service, non-formal education, empowerment programs. VACK has been guided by three basic principles:



  • go where the need is greatest;

  • support local initiatives by Kenyans in conceiving and implementing projects; and

  • integrate activities across sectors.


Currently supporting over than 20 projects around the country, VACK seeks to find sustainable solutions to development challenges facing our communities. Projects have historically been in the areas of education, sustainable agriculture and food security, humanitarian and emergency assistance, water resources development, as well as democracy and governance, cohesion and micro-enterprise development. VACK also has always sought to increase public awareness and understanding of Kenyan development strides in the international sphere.

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