Friday, April 28, 2017

Jobs For Young Graduates At Sadili

Sadili Oval is seeking to fill the following vacant positions:

Social Educators/Project Assistant (2) - Must be Diploma/Degree level in Sociology, Public Health, Project Management, Community Development or Social Work, with great communication skills, and can use MS Excel, MS Word and MS Powerpoint.

Community Tennis/Sports Coaches (2) – They will be working with children below 10 years. Must have attended high school, previous knowledge of playing/coaching tennis is preferable but not essential.

To apply, please send the following documents to sadilioval@gmail.com:
1.    Cover letter of application
2.    Resume which includes 2 referees
3.    Copies of college/university, high school certificates, transcripts, testimonials

The closing date for applications will be 12th May 2017, 11.00 p.m. EAT.

Only successful applicants will receive an email/telephone call inviting them for interview, by the 15th May, 2017.

For any further enquiries, please contact:
Projects Coordinator: Joy Akim

Tel. +254-703754113

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Empower My Life Training Camp Kicks Off at Sadili Despite Chilly Weather

The long awaited 10-day Empower My Life Training camp for kids organized by Sadili Oval Sports Academy in partnership with Swiss Academy for Development (SAD) officially kicked off on Tuesday, 18th April 2017 at Sadili Oval grounds in Nairobi. Despite the heavy morning downpour, kids turned up and braved the chilly weather to participate in the camp.

Sadili staff did a commendable job ensuring that all activities of the day were carried out as had been scheduled. This being the first day of the training camp, the better part of the day was spent on registration, familiarizing the kids with what they should expect during the camp, playing fun games, filling in basic questionnaires and colouring body maps.

“The day turned out to be more fun than I had expected. I enjoyed the games, the food and colouring pictures,” remarked 9 year old Bellemy Ochieng’, a std. 3 pupil at Old Kibera Primary school. “I will definitely come back tomorrow and every day until the last day of the camp.”

Even though the targeted number of 400 kids was not attained, the facilitators were happy about how everything turned out. “I am happy that a good number of kids turned up in spite of the cold and unfavourable weather. I’m very hopeful that many more will come as the days go by, and that we will surpass our target number of 400,” remarked Joy Akim, the lead facilitator.

Areas to be covered during this training camp include: 1) Knowledge-transfer about sexual violence, HIV/AIDS and relevant health topics (e.g. hygiene); 2) Understanding of gender equality and 3) Supporting the increase of civil courage (bystander intervention). The camp goes on until Friday, 28th April before it picks up again in August 2017.

Empower My Life is a sport and play-based, innovative and holistic 16-month prevention program contributing to the fight against sexual violence against girls and boys in Kenyan schools. It targets 200 girls and 200 boys from underprivileged backgrounds, 40 teachers and about 800 family members.



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Internship at Sadili Yields Great Professional Experience: Intern Success Story 1

Hellen Victoria was one of two interns who successfully completed a 3-month internship at Sadili on 31st March 2017. Here is what she had to say about her experience:

“My name is Hellen Victoria Muthoni Njagi, a 3rd year student at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies. I recently completed my internship at Sadili Oval Sports Academy and it was for sure an eye opening experience. I worked under 2 programmes: Court of Dreams and Girl Power Clubs Africa.

I was in the Social Work department which involved a lot of fieldwork and  a bit of office work. At the beginning, I found it challenging to be in the field daily but with time I came to understand that there were lessons behind the fieldwork. 

I was lucky enough to work with experienced social educators because I learnt a lot from them. To start with, I was able to gain confidence to address people. This improved daily as I was always expected to speak to children. This also helped to improve my thinking capacity because we had to know what we had to teach the children each day before leaving the office for fieldwork. I always had to prepare myself adequately because the children always had questions to ask.

A part from learning data collection skills during fieldwork, this experience was also a major reality check. I noticed that many children in Kibera live under poor conditions and yet they still had smiles on their faces. This constantly reminded me of what matters most in life: a positive attitude. Putting a smile on children’s faces was very fulfilling and it made me happy to know that I could play a part in their lives, to help make their future bright, with the help of Sadili.

This internship provided an amazing atmosphere in which I was challenged to use all my creativity and knowledge. Furthermore, I learned how to work in a professional environment and gained valuable skills that I am sure will be very useful when I get into the workforce after my studies.

My experience at Sadili is one I will not forget in a long time. It was an exceptional opportunity and I am truly grateful to the organization for giving me a chance to work with them.”

Sadili is committed to the professional development of its employees, interns and volunteers and extremely proud of them progressing within the organization and challenging themselves with new goals. We invite you to become part of our success story.