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.