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On 4th Feb, UK based NGO, VSO had a moment with the Governor of Taita Taveta during their official launch which sealed the NGO’S official operation within the county

VSO Jitolee Organization began as a British organization that was mainly sending volunteers from UK to developing nations to offer business expertise to the citizens of the targeted countries. Today, the organization’s approach has changed as it also recruits and vets youths from developing countries and takes them to the United Kingdom so they can also share their experiences and knowledge with their colleagues in the UK.

The meeting started around 9am at the Biashara center.

His excellency addressing a section of members in attendance
Officers of the center lead by JAMES NDUNGU gave various opening remarks before Mrs. JAMES NDUNGU welcomed the director of TRADE AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, Mr. Richard Kibengo who later invited the CS Madam Flora Mtweta.
In her address she said that this was indeed a move worth supporting and promised collaboration between VSO and her docket since both had a special focus on the tackling the youth , women and the disabled issues.
On the other side of the Divide, Various VSO officials shared their thoughts on the partnership as well as their expectations.
The CEO of VSO, Mr. BEN NGUTU, in his address noted the importance of pro- active involvement by the youth in community affairs voluntarily as a means of personal development.
The main objective of this programme is to sharpen entrepreneurial skills of young business people. We have brought on board youths from various backgrounds to share their knowledge with each other and the community at large. This is also a platform of building individuals who have global exposure,” he said.
Later the CS, Flora Mtweta, welcomed the county governor H.E. Eng. JOHN MRUTTU to give his remarks.
The photo session

Besides praising the beauty of Taita Taveta and the vibrant tourism sector, the governor also highlighted  the sectors lagging behind and in need of urgent improvement.

A case was given on the various productions within the county especially, in the craft sector which he urged creators or developers to improve variations , intensify their marketing, and capitalize on the fact that VOI is a transit town that receives lots of visitors and passers-by on a daily basis

Youth Consultant Mr. James Ndung’u giving the vote of thanks

The governor gave various insights on the available sources of funds availed by the county and categorically pointed out that Money is not an issue; and that it is proper use that has been the issue for various youth and women group applicants.  For that reason, he joined the CS and Director in acknowledging VSO as the organization came by to offer entrepreneurial skills to business people especially those who have benefitted from the DATU-SAWAZISHA loans.

 Watch part of the speech HERE

The meeting culminated with JAMES NDUNGU giving the vote of thanks before a final photo shoot session courtesy of

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