This the first time TYSA was organizing children voices conference. We are very delighted with the success of this inaugural event. It was held in Makutano secondary school where ovr 10 primary schools participated
The stakeholders were equally impressed “I can’t believe this is the young man who was quite, shy, timid boy, am humbled by this transformation” Head teacher Chisare Primary School.
The whole conference was planned and executed by the children themselves and they developed a timetable of content to guide them, they engaged themselves in identifying issues affecting them and the best way to present them at the conference through drama, poems, dance and documentary.
One outstanding revelation at conference was the fact that the masters of ceremony Marie and Eric were able to manage both the students and the adults including their own head teachers. They ensured that time was adhered.
The child friendly school model presentation was a timely mix as it was responsive to the many challenges that the children were facing in schools. It is our desire that this will be an annual event to strengthen children voices in matters affecting them as well as those affecting the communities.
Reproductive Health training has been for a long time been very secretive and both boys and girls do not receive correct and adequate information regarding their adolescence stage.This training offered close and candid discussion among the participants and their trainers. Straight talk approaches was employed to help break the culture of silence among the girls and boys.Judging from responses from the participants there is need for both parents and teachers to strengthen their relationships with the children in order to help them during this transition period of adolescence.
We noted that most girls and boys go through the stage without guidance therefore ending up seeking help from wrong sources which eventually exposes them to dangers like pregnancy and drug addiction.In order to achieve further positive results and sustain the information sharing, TYSA should endeavor to trainer Peer Educators to support the children through their adolescence and post adolescence stages
over 30 children with special needs at Suwerwa small in Trans nzoia county recieved rare visitors form Denmark. The Arhus Gymnastic Team visited the children during their tour to TYSA. TYSA has had a long relationship withDanish Gymnastic Teams over the years. This is under cultural exchange.
'We are very excited , happy and overwhelmed by the Danish Team. They have really given our children hope and inspiration.The plays and games were exciting and fun too. We invite them again.' Manager, small homes
The chidren also had an opportunity to witness the gymnastic performance at St. Marks Girls Secondary school. This event has created alot of awarenes and the parents with children with special needs have started to openly to discuss it and getting the children out to the community and schools.
We are greatful to your donation a sit made it possible for the children to participte in the events. TYSA has been donating food stuffs and paying school fees for some of the children in the school.
Your continued support is keeping hope alive!