UNV Kenya in collaboration with the Government of Kenya, VIO Society and other stakeholders organized a National Volunteer Week that culminated in the 2015 IVD celebrations held in Wote Town, Makueni County on 5th December 2015.
The overall aim of the celebrations was to pre-launch a pilot of the Lead the Change Campaign that seeks to build a national volunteer campaign platform for mobilizing community change makers across Kenya to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Kenya’s Vision 2030 by documenting, showcasing and supporting the remarkable work of volunteers at local and national levels.
‘The world is changing. Are you? Volunteer’, was the theme of the day, marked by planting of over 500 trees in collaboration with Makueni County, followed by a selfie moment where participants took selfies with their Lead the Change campaign pledges against the trees they planted for the global UNV Selfie campaign. The ceremony also saw the unveiling of 32 Lead the Change volunteer ambassadors per ward in Makueni County.

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UNV-Kenya Marking IVD2015 UNDP UNV-Kenya recently joined fellow national and international volunteers mark the 2015 International Volunteer Day Celebrations at the Makueni County Government Headquarters. The celebration, which brought together over 200 volunteers and members of public, was marked by tree planting, dance and song, and speeches by various regional, national and international representatives. It recognized the significant role volunteerism contributes towards peace and social and economic development in Kenya.

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The overall aim of the Kenya International Volunteer Day (IVD) celebrations will be to pre-launch a pilot of the Lead the Change Campaign that shall aim to build a national volunteer campaign platform for mobilizing community change makers across Kenya to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Kenya's Vision 2030 by showcasing, celebrating, documenting and enabling the remarkable work of volunteers at local and national levels. This is in line with the global theme of a changing world and a call for volunteers to step out. There shall be a preparatory University Youth Lead the Change Symposium on Volunteerism and SDGs and an official IVD Ceremony hosted by the Makueni County Government. During the event, we shall plant over 500 trees and unveil 30 community ambassadors to help lead change in their communities through monthly volunteer activities. Key personalities shall publicize the events in the preceding days in the local media. Participants will include the Makueni County Professionals Forum, Makueni County Government, UN Volunteers and representatives from the national Government.

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On 5 December, International Volunteer Day was celebrated worldwide. In Kenya UN Volunteers joined the Volunteer community to mark the day at the Hope Worldwide Centre at Nairobi’s Mukuru Kwa Ruben Slum. The event attracted over 400 people from volunteer involving organizations that included, among others, AMREF Kenya, Kenya Red Cross, Progressive Volunteers ,The President’s Award Kenya, World Youth Alliance and Hope Worldwide.
A number of activities dedicated to the day and to the slum children involved tree planting, cleaning classrooms and sharing light moments. Dr. Tapiwa Kamuruko, UNV Regional Manager for Africa delivered messages from the UNV Executive Coordinator Richard Dictus and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Mr. Thomas Ngumi, a representative from Kenya’s Ministry of Labor also attended the activity and delivered a message from the Ministry’s Cabinet Secretary.
The Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Labor used this occasion to express its appreciation for the support from UNDP and UNV towards the development of the National Volunteer policy which is expected to come into effect in January 2015. Mr. Ngumi expressed the Government’s commitment to ensure that the national policy document is taken through all the processes including the national validation process and the bills to be passed in parliament. The message conveyed that the Kenyan Government is placing an emphasis on recognizing and budgeting for volunteerism, and commemorating IVD countrywide come next year.

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The international Volunteers Day was today celebrated worldwide. In Kenya the UN Volunteers joined the Volunteer community to mark the day at the Mukuru Kwa Ruben Slum of Nairobi at the Hope Worldwide Centre. The event attracted over 400 volunteers from the volunteer involving organizations that included among others AMREF Kenya, Kenya Red Cross, Progressive Volunteers ,The President’s Award Kenya, World youth alliance and Hope worldwide .
A number of activities dedicated to the day and to the slum children involved tree planting, cleaning of the classrooms and sharing light moments. The event was graced by the UNV Regional Manager for Africa, Dr. Tapiwa Kamuruko who read both speeches from the UNV Executive Coordinator and the UN Secretary General. A representative from the Ministry of labor Mr. Thomas Ngumi also graced the activity and read the speech from the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of labor.
The government through the Ministry of labor on this occasion appreciated the support from UNDP and UNV towards the development of the National Volunteer policy which is expected to be public come January 2015. In the speech the government committed to ensure that the National policy document is taken through all the processes including the National validation process and the bills to be passed in parliament. The government also expressed emphasis to recognize, budget for Volunteerism and commemorate IVD countrywide come next year.

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The international Volunteers Day was today celebrated worldwide. In Kenya the UN Volunteers joined the Volunteer community to mark the day at the Mukuru Kwa Ruben Slum of Nairobi at the Hope Worldwide Centre. The event attracted over 400 volunteers from the volunteer involving organizations that included among others AMREF Kenya, Kenya Red Cross, Progressive Volunteers ,The President’s Award Kenya, World youth alliance and Hope worldwide .

A number of activities dedicated to the day and to the slum children involved tree planting, cleaning of the classrooms and sharing light moments. The event was graced by the UNV Regional Manager for Africa, Dr. Tapiwa Kamuruko who read both speeches from the UNV Executive Coordinator and the UN Secretary General. A representative from the Ministry of labor Mr. Thomas Ngumi also graced the activity and read the speech from the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of labor.

The government through the Ministry of labor on this occasion appreciated the support from UNDP and UNV towards the development of the National Volunteer policy which is expected to be public come January 2015. In the speech the government committed to ensure that the National policy document is taken through all the processes including the National validation process and the bills to be passed in parliament. The government also expressed emphasis to recognize, budget for Volunteerism and commemorate IVD countrywide come next year.

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The international Volunteers Day was today celebrated worldwide. In Kenya the UN Volunteers joined the Volunteer community to mark the day at the Mukuru Kwa Ruben Slum of Nairobi at the Hope Worldwide Centre. The event attracted over 400 volunteers from the volunteer involving organizations that included among others AMREF Kenya, Kenya Red Cross, Progressive Volunteers ,The President’s Award Kenya, World youth alliance and Hope worldwide .
A number of activities dedicated to the day and to the slum children involved tree planting, cleaning of the classrooms and sharing light moments. The event was graced by the UNV Regional Manager for Africa, Dr. Tapiwa Kamuruko who read both speeches from the UNV Executive Coordinator and the UN Secretary General. A representative from the Ministry of labor Mr. Thomas Ngumi also graced the activity and read the speech from the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of labor.
The government through the Ministry of labor on this occasion appreciated the support from UNDP and UNV towards the development of the National Volunteer policy which is expected to be public come January 2015. In the speech the government committed to ensure that the National policy document is taken through all the processes including the National validation process and the bills to be passed in parliament. The government also expressed emphasis to recognize, budget for Volunteerism and commemorate IVD countrywide come next year.

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