Over 300 children drawn from four primary schools, namely Sinoko, Sitamani, Chep-koiyo and Saiwa participated in the forum under the guidance of key stakeholders who had expertise on different thematic areas.
The panelists comprised representatives from the police, judiciary, youth office, ministry of medical services and commu-nity resource persons. The existence of this programme is an indication that the chil-dren face enormous challenges in attaining full potential expected of them.
The overall objective of this mission was to equip children with knowledge to know their constitutional rights and instruments rights including the UNHCR. The level of confidence displayed by children during action planning development and presentation was a pointer to the feeling of being ready to undertake the task ahead. One of the key out-comes was creation of suggestion boxes through their focal teachers, mentors and TYSA project staff.
Promoting inclusion of children with disability in community life.
Children with disability have been part of the project participating fully and benefiting a lot with the trainings and activities organized by TYSA. They have regained hope which had lost for many years. They have seen transformation and acknowledged to be part of community life as the other children are. Many times the disabled children are denied their right of freedom and education, others seeing them as if they don’t have ability to do anything. TYSA has promoted the inclusion of disability children hence giving them chance to train as leaders and mentors so that they can lead and mentor children in their schools. ‘ I have had opportunities to share my experiences with other children in school as well as TYSA organized events’ Juma
Participatory Video Monitoring and Evaluation is a new approach that TYSA was trained in. For a full week, the TYSA staffs were trained in using video to capture the success stiries in the community where it works. The staffs have had in computer through the Computer project that you have been supporting. 'This is vaery unique an dcaptivating approach. Its fun too.Its is easy to learn and to use. Iam very excited about this new way.' Wilkister.
With the support from Netherland Sports Alliance, TYSA is now able to using the video technology to monitor and evaluate its project. We wnat to thank you our sposnor for helping us acquire computer skills which we are able to edit and the work!.
As the schools close this August, we shall continue to offe rmore trainings to teh children and volunteers. Your continued support is very important. We value you !