VET is a non-political, non-denominational youth and children focussed organisation that seeks to enhance the society for the benefit of the youth and children. VET was founded in 2000 as a community based organisation specifically responding to issues of HIV/AIDS among youth. VET then registered as a trust in 2007 and incorporated research, education, child rights and youth empowerment in her projects. VET has an advisory board and a board of trustees as part of her organs.
Vision: VET envisages a socially stable and economically empowered society that is sensitive to the issues of youth and children; where basic needs are met and resources are shared equitably and in a sustainable manner; where people have control over their own lives and those in power act for the common good.
Mission: VET’s mission is to empower the youth and children towards understanding and creating their current active role in the society.
Objectives: VET’s objectives can be summarised as follows:
VET has offices in Nairobi and Hamisi (Vihiga County) and is supported by donations and grants from national and international organisations. As part of supporting the projects and administration of VET, there are also Friends of VET (FoVET) who support VET’s work through their contributions.
Some of the major assignments that VET has been involved in 2014 – 2016 include:
To achieve the above stated goals, WERK has been working with in partnership with likeminded organizations with a view to having a vibrant and community of practice. The core team is made up of the following organizations: