Delivering services in post-election Kenya

Delivering services in post-election Kenya


A new and innovative volunteer scheme that brings together national leaders in various professions such as sports, music, media and education as well as faith organisations, is changing lives in post-election Kenya.

Jeremiah Kemboi, a 32 year old marathon runner, is one of such volunteer leaders participating in the Emergency Volunteer Scheme (EVS), a UNDP/UN Volunteers (UNV) peace-building programme designed to promote post-election community dialogue in collaboration with the government.

At the end of a training, which involved 120 neighbourhood volunteers from 24 to 26 April, Jeremiah said: ‘I believe that dialoguing with fellow athletes at the ChirChir Training camp near Timboroa, will contribute to promoting peace and reconciliation. I look forward to using my skills as a team leader to urge athletes to broker peace among the villages and the Internally Displaced Persons from Nyakinyua farm close to my village Usamala.’

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Launch of Emergency Volunteer Scheme for Kenya

Launch of Emergency Volunteer Scheme for Kenya

What: Launch of Emergency Volunteer Scheme for Kenya
When and Where:
Nairobi East – Friday 22nd 2008; Tom Mboya Grounds, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Nairobi West – Saturday 23rd 2008; Kibera Grounds; 10:00am – 1:00pm
Nairobi North – Monday 25th 2008; Lions Clinic Huruma; 10:00am – 1:00pm

Volunteer for peace and development, Volunteer for a peaceful neighborhood!

The volunteering scheme approach for Kenya plans to tap the energy of the influential persons, retired professionals and youth leaders to bring about positive change, instill a sense of responsibility and equip them with necessary tools to initiate reconciliation amongst their affected neighbourhoods. Through emphasis on the need for restoration of trust and building social cohesion – it endeavours to promote ownership of the healing process, reconciliation and peace rebuilding.

The program strategy anchors on volunteerism that will be utilised to:

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