We believe there are skills that people, both young and old, can only learn by volunteering.
“Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation.” United Nations Volunteer Programme (UNVP)
Through the PACE volunteer program, volunteers develop increased problem solving and agency among youthful volunteers as demonstrated by the reading clubs, French clubs, library projects, and hockey and soccer teams they set up in school. These youth-led initiatives are leveraged as incentives to improve literacy and has made learning more enjoyable for students.
PACE has also been featured at the Clinton Global Initiative and received an award for outstanding humanitarian work in Youth and Education Development during the United Nations General Assembly in 2013.
Whether it’s engaging your employees in mentoring young people, working with disadvantaged children or giving inspirational career talks, we would love to connect you with schools and students in the PACE network. Let’s speak and work together to create a lasting impact in Kenya’s education today.
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