KCA Honored with a Community Supporter award at The Kenyan Heritage Gala In British Columbia

Vancouver, Canada - November 27, 2023

Kenyan Canadian Association (KCA) received a Community Supporter Award from Kenyan Community in British Columbia at a colorful Kenyan Heritage Gala Dinner* on Saturday November 25, 2023 in Surrey, British Columbia. The event was hosted by Kenyan Community In British Columbia Society (KenBC) with over 300 guests in attendance.

KCA has been a key player in supporting KenBC events and other capacity bulding efforts for the benefit of their members, over the last three years. KenBC's Board of Directors and Event planning Team selected KCA from a pool of other organizations emerging the winner of the 2023 Community Supporter Award.

KCA is a federal not-for-profit that supports newcomers and other socially-excluded groups in 19 regions across Canada.

KCA Focus Groups:

  • Immigrants, Refugees, and Migrants
  • Women and Girls
  • Seniors
  • People with mental health challenges
  • Children and Youth
  • People of Low Socio-Economic Status
  • Unemployed People
  • International Students
  • Undocumented people
  • Black Community especially Continental Africans

KCA Programs:

  • Women & Gender Affairs
  • Health & Wellness
  • Newcomers & Settlement
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Social Economic Empowerment
  • Youth Outreach
  • Careers Education & Research
  • Seniors Outreach

Enquiries:
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Communications Unit
Kenyan Canadian Association
Tel: +1 888-448-6225 ext 205
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.kcacanada.org

Micro-Grant Youth Project Participants Funded by Canada Service Corps

Rhythms of Change: Shannice Thomas' Transformative Journey with Micro-Grant Youth Program

Shannice Thomas shares her journey on her initiative; Black youth music program during a workshop held on December 2, 2023.

 

Nurturing Independence: Shania Ramirez's Empowering Journey with Micro-Grant Youth Program

Shania Ramirez shares her journey on her initiative; Empower and educate black youth on self-autonomy during a workshop held on December 2, 2023.

Empowering Voices: Joyce Molale's Impactful Journey with Micro-Grant Youth Program

Joyce Molale shares her journey on her initiative; In their own voices – disrupting anti-Black racism and hate during a workshop held on December 2, 2023.

 

Empowering Change: Henry Bioh's Inspiring Journey with the Micro-Grant Youth Program

Henry Bioh shares his journey on his initiative; The African Excellence Program for African Youth during a workshop held on December 2, 2023.

Inspiring Tomorrow: Oluwatubi Agbede's Empowering Journey with Micro-Grant Youth Program

Oluwatubi Agbede shares his journey on his initiative; Science outreach program for black youth during a workshop held on December 2, 2023.

 

Reimagining Africa: Empowering Cultural Narratives and Identity

Mosopefoluwa shares her initiative during the workshop on February 3, 2024.  

Recognizing the importance of preserving cultural heritage, Mosope advocates for Africans to embrace indigenous languages, strengthening ties to ancestral roots and promoting diverse cultures. Mosope's project, "Reimagining Africa," aims to showcase the continent's cultural heritage through a multimedia campaign, fostering global appreciation and understanding. 

 

Hoops for Empowerment: Malko Young's Basketball Initiative with Micro-Grant Youth Program

Malko Young shares his initiative during a workshop on February 3, 2024.

Dedicated to youth empowerment through basketball, Malko's "Improved Basketball Skills" program enhances participants' abilities in dribbling, shooting, and teamwork. By fostering physical fitness and leadership, Malko's holistic approach emphasizes character development, life skills, and mentorship, promoting confidence, academic success, and community engagement.

 

Empowering Black Students: Akera Otto’s STEM Access Initiative with Micro-Grant Youth Program

Akera Otto outlines his vision during a workshop on February 3, 2024.

Inspired by a Black student Hackathon he attended; Akera aims to transform their Python 3 program into a user-friendly app. With the grant, they plan to refine the code and hire a computer scientist by November. By January, beta testing will commence at McMaster University. Akera's project aims to empower Black students in STEM, providing vital resources and opportunities.

 

Cultivating Cultural Connections: Odilia's Community Engagement initiative

Odilia Nkosi shares her vision during the workshop on February 3, 2024.

Inspired by her heritage, Odilia plans to use the grant to organize cultural events like music performances and language classes, as well as a community roller skating night. These initiatives aim to promote cultural preservation and community engagement.

 

 

Empowering Sustainable Fashion: Melody's Clothing Swap Initiative with Micro-Grant Youth Program

Melody Vuliye shares her initiative during a workshop on February 3, 2024.

Melody’s project, "The Clothing Swap Initiative," focuses on hosting three clothing swap events across GTA colleges and universities. These events aim to promote sustainable fashion practices and reduce textile waste in the communities. By providing students with a platform to exchange clothing items, Melody and team foster conscious consumption and community engagement.

The goal is to empower youth with affordable, high-quality clothing options while advocating for sustainability and the circular economy. Through breaking financial barriers and encouraging clothing reuse and recycling, they aim to create a sense of community and inspire a greener future.

 

Contact Information

Kenyan Canadian Association - KCA
Brampton | Toronto | Ottawa | Winnipeg | Calgary | Vancouver
Telephone: +1 888-448-6225
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.kcacanada.org 
           | @kcacanada

National Head Office:
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226 Bathurst St, Unit 250
Toronto ON M5T 2R9
Brampton Office:
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18 Regan Rd, Unit 28
Brampton ON L7A 1C2

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