Presentation to US Ambassador to Kenya Amb. Godec

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That memorable moment during WECREATE Kenya 1st Anniversary Celebration when Violet Mbiti shared to US Ambassador to Kenya Amb.Godec our Vision for Kenyan youth towards achieving Vision 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals.

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Youth County Projects Kenya is now a stakeholder in the National Peace Initiative

Youth County Projects Kenya is now a stakeholder in the National Peace Initiative spearheaded by Global Peace Foundation Kenya that seeks to promote peaceful 2017 elections.

The National Peace Initiative is a effort that seeks to Build Resilience against Political Incitement & Violence in the Republic of Kenya.

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From Far left:Bishop James Murunga of Grace Fellowship Bungoma,Violet Mbiti,Founder of Youth County Projects Kenya and Daniel Juma,Global Peace Foundation Kenya County Director welcomes us officially as stakeholders in The National Peace Initiative.

While political parties and religions seek to differentiate sections of the nation, One Nation Under God (ONUG) seeks to bring them together by focusing on their commonalities as One People One Nation.

No one needs to be reminded that our world is facing many serious crises, and that visionary and courageous leadership is needed.

One Nation Under God (ONUG) campaign brings together a diverse and distinguished leaders around the country.

Together we will explore models of good governance for our world and seek to address the root causes of conflict and suffering that are structural and cultural.

It goes without saying, your participation is vital. Please invest your whole heart. The more you give the more you will receive.

That’s the basic concept behind “Living for the Greater good”

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Pledging towards a peaceful 2017 elections

WHAT IS ONUG

Vision 2030 envision a society that is equitable, just and peaceful.

It predicts a society in which people co-exist as one indivisible entity with prosperity for all regardless of tribe, religion, gender, age or even social status.onug

However, this still remains a mirage due to many social and economic challenges.

“One Nation Under God” (ONUG) is a an integrated multi-sectoral initiative that invokes the Kenyan Constitution and National Anthem to promote National Cohesion and Sustainable Peace in the Republic of Kenya.

Inspired by the Global Peace Foundation vision that all humankind is One Family under God, ONUG is rallying all Kenyans from various backgrounds to celebrate the beauty of our diversity by focusing on our commonalities.

Thus, in the phrase “One Nation under God,” the preposition “under” indicates the relationship of the Kenyan people to God and vice versa.

This thinking on patriotism ties well with the concept “One Nation Under God”, aptly borrowed from the first stanza of the Kenya National Anthem and the preamble of the Kenyan constitution which states:

“ We, the people of Kenya-ACKNOWLEDGING the supremacy of the Almighty God of all creation:

HONOURING those who heroically struggled to bring freedom and justice to our land:

PROUD of our ethnic, cultural and religious diversity, and determined to live in peace and unity as one indivisible sovereign nation:

RESPECTFUL of the environment, which is our heritage, and determined to sustain it for the benefit of future generations:

COMMITTED to nurturing and protecting the well-being of the individual, the family, communities and the nation:

RECOGNISING the aspirations of all Kenyans for a government based on the essential values of human rights, equality, freedom, democracy, social justice and the rule of law:

EXERCISING our sovereign and inalienable right to determine the form of governance of our country and having participated fully in the making of this Constitution:

ADOPT, ENACT and give this Constitution to ourselves and to our future generations.

GOD BLESS KENYA

ONUG is not aligned to a particular religion and is impartial in dealing with Kenya’s diverse ethnic, sectoral or political environment.

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Plan to attend The Annual Alumni Conference

Future First Kenya, is delighted to invite you to their Annual Alumni Conference on Alumni Associations in Kenya.The event, titled “An Alumni Community for Every School ” will be held: in Nairobi on 26th November 2016  at the Kilimani Primary School along Argwings Kodhek road from 9am- 4pm.

The one day conference will bring together  over 300 alumni leaders  and alumni experts from around the world, giving you an opportunity to network with other alumni leaders and share practices and insights amongst the community.The conversations of the day will feed into a National Alumni Association.The day will be fun and interactive and they do hope that you will be able to join. All costs are sponsored by Future First.
Kindly RSVP through info@futurefirst.co.ke or sign up through this link:
Should you require assistance with setting up or engaging as an alumni at your former school do not hesitate to contact them. Please see the flyer below which they will share in hard copy for more details should you wish to invite other people to the conference:
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Interaction with The Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Public Service,Youth and Gender Affairs during the Road to Nairobi Project 2016

The Building Bridges Foundation is an international not-for-profit organization. The mission is to foster youth-led solutions from the grassroots in order to contribute towards the effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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The team behind Road to Nairobi 2016 taking a picture with the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Public Service,Youth and Gender Affairs Madam Sicily Kariuki together with H.E Frank Makken Ambassador to The Kingdom of Netherlands.

The first project of the Building Bridges Foundation aimed at bringing the voice of young people from all walks of life to the United Nations. More importantly, a youth network that covers three continents and twenty-one countries was created and will now be actively involved in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Road to Nairobi 2016 Kenyan Ambassador Kelvin Macharia addressing participants during the multistakeholders forum held in Nairobi 

The project reached out to over 15 million people online, was discussed in the UN Security Council and broadcasted on national TV in more than eight countries. Key to the first project and the Building Bridges Foundation in general, is the multi- stakeholder approach that brings together youth organisations, governments, NGO’s, UN entities, media and the private sector.

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Founder of Youth County Projects Kenya and Vijana Network International Violet Mbiti taking a photo with the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Public Affairs,Youth and Gender Affairs Madam Sicily Kariuki and Kenyan Ambassador for Road to Nairobi 2016 Kelvin Macharia

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We believe that only by working together with all stakeholders, we can achieve a more just, sustainable and equal world in 2030. The Building Bridges Foundation embarked on its second project called Road to Nairobi 2016. The project connected young entrepreneurs and local change makers in eight African countries with a mission to foster youth employment.

winner.jpgThe winner of the entrepreneurship competition was awarded a trip to Sweden to showcase her Pad Haven initiative which seeks to train convicts on how to manufacture reusable pads for sale.

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An entrepreneur showcasing his Briquette initiative
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Briquettes ready for sale

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The Building Bridges team consisting of African and European youths  conducted field visits to young entrepreneurs; In Kenya they met with local youth organizations and conversed with 10 young entrepreneurs from all walks of life they meet on the road.

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At the end of each country visit multi-stakeholder events are  organized to present real life case studies and to propose better policies to increase the youth employment rate.

Invitation to attend a Business Forum which showcases a Toolkit for Entrepreneurs organized by YALI

To sign up click on the link below:
https://goo.gl/forms/nNNP9FrPbes86vcx2

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Plan to attend The Career Empowerment Workshop taking place in Nairobi County

Invitation to attend The Career Empowerment Workshop.Have you graduated recently or in your senior year of university or college ? If yes here is an opportunity to interact with experts about managing the transition from university into the work place…

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Attend the career empowerment workshop on the 4th of November 2016 at American Center Bazaar House where Moi University is based on the 5th Floor . Entry is absolutely free and open to students from all universities and colleges… follow this link to sign up for the workshop https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe09Uc79inFTN4lUYrMPjlAQvgkC4l48qNU2E6HSG5Bgwzm8g/viewform?c=0&w=1