ViC Concept has delivered the people of Nkumburu Village to see
development in another angle. They have built a bridge linking the
village to the market, and have now embarked on building a community
It took the people of Nkumburu 3 hours to reach the nearest
market, 1,000 metres away, barely a distance of 10 minutes. The
river between the village and the market was wide and deep, and no
one would be able to cross, so the people had to go down stream to a
bridge constructed a decade ago by the government. The people could
wait for no more suffering, and soon realized they did not need the
government to make them a bridge. Soon they embarked on a programme
that would change the entire village population.
A committee was put up to spearhead the planning for a bridge
construction, with Mr. Sebastian Njagi of VFA as an adviser. They
soon were able to contribute resources, time and money for the
exercise. The government also came to their aid, with donation of a
Caterpillar Machine from the Ministry Offices to help in the work.
Today the people of Nkumburu are happy. Thanks to the ViC concept
pioneered by VFA. They have now embarked on a mission to construct a
village dispensary. Nothing will stop them from achieving this.
Please contact our Volunteer
Programmes Manager, Mr. Njagi for more on his involvement in the
VFA welcomes new Associate
The Board of VFA is pleased to welcome new associate directors to
its fold. Mr. Brian and David join VFA from UK and Netherlands
respectively. Brian and David will help market VFA Programmes in
these countries, and help set up bases for the organization there.
We will soon write a profile of Brian and David on this page soon.
For more information on Associate Directorship with VFA contact the Chairperson
of the VFA Board of Directors, Ms Teresia Njeri.
VFA Community Volunteers
are spreading the message across borders....................
VFA has a program of cross border voluntarism. This program
promotes voluntarism between three East Africa countries of Kenya,
Uganda and Tanzania. This involves sending teams of communities to another
community for an exchange and learning visit. Those who participate
then come back home to spread the word on what they saw to other
members of the community. Talk to Kunga
Ngece, Programmes Director, who is spearheading the cross-border
exchange programme on more about cross border volunteerism and the
learning process involved.
VFA Bee Publication now in
Our Resource centre is now distributing its first Bee Keeping
Programme Newsletter. The publication highlights various gains in
Bee keeping in Africa, and the results of some of VFA's programmes
in Sustainable Natural Resource Management Programme. Please contact
us for a free copy.....