INVITATION TO ATTEND A YOUTH SYMPOSIUM ORGANISED BY THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT, MAKUENI COUNTY GOVERNMENT &VOLUNTEER INVOLVING ORGANIZATION’S SOCIETY ON VOLUNTEERISM AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The Symposium
The Symposium and International Volunteer Day (IVD) celebrations are being organized by  the National Government, Makueni County Government and Volunteer Involving Organization’s Society (VIO society).

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Problem the Symposium aims to address
The perception around volunteer work among youth in Kenya is quite discouraging as witnessed by the increasing number of young people who actively seek paying opportunities while dismissing volunteer work as a waste of time, or as a stepping stone towards gaining ‘real’ employment. Most young people also fail to understand the role volunteerism plays in national development, and indeed its significant contribution to the realization of the recently adopted sustainable development goals.

Venue of the  Nairobi County Symposium:
-Strathmore University Auditorium Nairobi County on the 4th of December 2015.Student Consortium for Human Rights Advocacy (SCOHRA) will be spearheading this project.

Venue of the Makueni County Symposium
-Wote Town in Makueni County on the 5th of December 2015.Makueni County Government is spearheading the International Volunteer Day Celebrations on the 5th of December.

Event Goal: To develop a joint campaign for mobilizing widespread national voluntary social action campaign on the new Sustainable Development Goals through leveraging social media.

Event Objectives:
To provide a platform for inspiring volunteer actions for community change ,connect various volunteers with a support network and rewarding outstanding volunteer actions. The event shall consist of presentations, panel discussions and exhibitions.

Event Activities:
• Interactive Banner and Sign up
• Interactive Panel Discussions
• Socia Media Drive and Live Feed

Student Consortium for Human Rights Advocacy (SCOHRA) and United Nation (UN) Volunteers are members of the Volunteer Involving Organization.

Student Consortium for Human Rights Advocacy (SCOHRA) is a youth organization passionate about positively transforming the society. SCOHRA was founded in 2009 by a group of university students interested in non-violent forms of social advocacy.

Vision: To seek a world free from prejudice steered by young people who uphold social justice, equality and dignity for all.

Mission: To inspire human rights consciousness among the youth through willing and active participation in human rights advocacy; and to grow a vibrant human rights culture
towards effecting progressive and positive social, cultural and economic change.

Aim of SCOHRA: To mobilise young people to actively and willingly
participate and contribute to sustainable development through human rights education and youth advocacy. It targets the participation of students in universities and high schools.

Change Theory: SCOHRA’s change theory is grounded on the belief that human rights education fosters transformational learning which liberates young people from yielding to the powers of poverty, oppression and injustice. Social change and development is therefore an outcome of both individual and collective youth action inspired by an assertion of rights, needs and priorities.

SCOHRA works closely with Amnesty International Kenya and Volunteer Involving Organization’s Society.

Do you want to be a member:
Student Membership is open to all interested and registered university students (undergraduate & postgraduate).
Associate Membership is extended to all alumni,organizations and persons who share in the vision and mission of the organization.

SCOHRA Core Activities:
• High School Mentorship Programme
• National Essay Competition targets participation of high school students
• Human Rights Education Trainings targets university students
• Photography and Film Competion which targets students in tertiary institutions
• Intervarsity Human Rights Debate Championship organized by SCHORA and Kenya National Debate Council
• Youth Policy and Advocacy Dialogues
• Human Rights Campaigns-SCHORA is actively involved in organizing and participating in campaigns run by Amnesty International Kenya such as World Habitat Day, Stop Torture and My Body My Rights

 

Event Goal: To develop a joint campaign for mobilizing widespread national voluntary social action campaign on the new Sustainable Development Goals through leveraging social media.

Event Objectives:
To provide a platform for inspiring volunteer actions for community change ,connect various volunteers with a support network and rewarding outstanding volunteer actions. The event shall consist of presentations, panel discussions and exhibitions.

Event Activities:
• Interactive Banner and Sign up
• Interactive Panel Discussions
• Socia Media Drive and Live Feed

Website: http://www.scohra.wordpress.com

Email: thescohra@gmail.com

Like their Facebook Page: Scohra Kenya

About Youth County Projects Kenya and the Founder

Violet Mbiti is the founder of the blog “Youth County Projects Kenya” that seeks to fill the knowledge and awareness gap regarding youth projects being implemented by Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society Organizations, Private Sector, National Government, County Governments, donors and individuals in the 47 counties in Kenya.

Violet Mbiti holds a Masters Degree in Project Management from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from United States International University .She has initiated and implemented projects that cover the health sector, Renewable Energy Sector, Water Sector, Environment Sector and Social Entrepreneurship. She also sought the donors who funded the above projects.

Violet is also an alumni of the Political Leadership and Governance Programme offered by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung which is funded by the German Government and is the Vice Chairperson of Improved Stoves Association of Kenya Machakos County.

This platform seeks to motivate youth to initiate projects in their respective communities to achieve Vision 2030 within the social,economic and political pillars.

You want your concerns around Project Management,Resource Mobilization/Fundraising,Governance, Leadership, Democracy,Social Development, and Youth Empowerment fixed? Find me.

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Like our Twitter Page: @youthprojects

Do you have a question? Send it to: youthprojectskenya@gmail.com

Website: http://www.youthcountyprojectskenya.wordpress.com

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This platform seeks to fill the knowledge and awareness gap regarding youth projects being implemented in the 47 counties in Kenya. It also highlights projects focusing on youth being implemented in 47 counties in Kenya by the national government,county governments,donor agencies,civil society organisations (CSOs),Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs),Donor Agencies,Community Based Organisations (CBOs),private sector and individuals and their impact to the communities. The projects lie within the social pillar,economic pillar and political pillar as enshrined in Vision 2030. Email: youthprojectskenya@gmail.com Facebook Page: Youth Projects Kenya Twitter : @YouthProjects

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