COSA/ VOYA Winners, 2010
The winners of the 2010 East African Community Service Awards (COSA) and the Volunteer of the Year Awards (VOYA) were recognized on Friday, 10th December, 2010 at a gala dinner held at the Sarova Panafric Hotel in Nairobi. The Awards seek to celebrate the spirit of community and the contribution made by volunteers in bringing positive change to society. Read the winners here
Past East African Community Service Awards Recognitions
In 2002, Ufadhili Trust hosted the first ever East African Community Service Awards to recognise individuals and companies that have excelled in community service in the East African region. Subsequent annual awards have been presented. To date, 45 recipients have been awarded this prestigious award.
Some of the past awardees include:
Fatuma Mohammed Mire, Wajir -Kenya
Fatuma is seen as a symbol of courage and determination to many in Wajir, North Eastern Province. To others, she is a source of strength, inspiration, and wisdom. Her actions of championing for the rights of women through the Wajir Women for Peace, opposing traditions that marginalize women, providing a voice to those unheard, advocating for conflict resolution and peace building, demonstrate her efforts towards bringing about normalcy and making the Wajir District what it is today –peaceful.
Joseph Katto, Tanzania
Joseph Katto has worn the mantle of being HIV positive, objectively and courageously. This has served to create more awareness on HIV/AIDS and give hope to those infected and affected by the disease . As the founder and chairperson of Service Health and Development of People Living positively with HIV/AIDS (SHDEPHA), he has been vocal in advocacy for the human rights of persons living with HIV/AIDS.
Volunteer Conference 2006
Ufadhili held a one-day volunteer conference in Nairobi highlighting the power of investing in people. It drew presenters from a cross-section of multidisciplinary professions, including the non-traditional professions, such as music and comedy. John Kiarie (KJ), a popular cartoonist and member of the comic trio, Redykulass, and Eric Wainaina, a respected Afro fusion music artiste, offered tips on employing creativity to make a difference in society
Volunteer Involving Organizations In Kenya
- St. John Ambulance
- National Volunteering Network (NAVNET)
- VSO Jitolee
- Kenya Volunteer Development Association (KVDA)
- International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE)
- Organisation of Student Volunteers (OSV)
- Nyanza Youth Coalition
- Christian Lawyers
- Voluntary Associations Consortium of Kenya (VASCO)