VOLUNTARY YOUTH PHILANTHROPISTS.
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Voluntary Youth Philanthropists (VYP) is a Non Profit organization registered in Kenya. The organization was started in 2000 as a youth centered organization with the objective of facilitating youth empowerment. Piga Nduru is one of the tools that are being used by the organization towards the achievement of VYP’s goals and objectives.
Piga Nduru is a Swahili phrase meaning shout to raise an alarm. Piga Nduru is a campaign targeting young Kenyans who make up the bigger percentage of Kenyans with a view of mobilizing them to become public monitors and forge a tradition of social accountability amongst the citizens.
Piga Nduru encourages citizens to raise an alarmthrough the use of text messages and also by posting the wrongs they witness being committed in their areas into the piganduru online platform.
Piga Nduru combines the use of Blogging through the
Ushahidi.com Platform with Facebook and twitter social
“...we have already reached more than 100,000 young people in different ways. We have seen them change and become more accepting to the difference, become self aware and mature. Some have joined our staff as volunteers, others are taking this new found confidence into many activities of their daily lives…”
VIJANA KWA UNDUGU MILELE
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.