Warm greetings from TYSA.We hope this email finds you well and in good health.
An organization that started 10 years ago as Self Help Group then to a Community Based Organization has now been transformed into an NGO. TYSA is currently undergoing a significant moment in its history. We are developing our next 5 year strategic plan. We are preparing to remain relevant as we reach out to larger and diverse audience.
You have travelled with us in this journey over the years. You know us and you have interacted with us in one way or the either. You have meet our staff, you donated to to our projects and or participated in our programs and we believe you understand us
We are now inviting you to join us in making our next 5 year strategic plan truly strategic and inspirational one. A strategic plan that will propel TYSA into the next level and still remain relevant to its Vision and Mission. Your broad, strategic experience will enrich this strategic plan by your new perspective.
Please feel free to tear this Strategic Plan into pieces and it will be our responsibility to put them together again and come out with an enriched plan that will serve the organization and its beneficiaries. Your critical analysis is highly welcome.
We want to thank you in advance for taking time to input into this strategic plan that will transform TYSA into a more relevant organization in the 21st century.
It’s our desire to receive your feedback by Tuesday 12th of February 2013 so that we incorporate it in the final draft which we shall share with you.
Looking forward to your unwavering support
TYSA Executive Director
New Year Post CardDear TYSA friendAt TYSA we are proud to serve over 5,000 children by providing safe and inclusive play across the Trans Nzoia County. Everywhere children depend on TYSA coaches, football facilities to have safe and productive play sessions and our education scholarships. They're also learning more than just physical skills; they learn life skills such as team building skills, cooperation and problem solving skills an dcomputer skills. Our highly motivational and inspirational exchange learning is popular among the children and youth
Your contribution to TYSA ensures that these children continue to receive these daily life lessons. As you decide your year end contributions please consider making a donation to TYSA today. The more than 5,000 children will thank you.And remember for only $186 you can sponsor one child for an entire year to receive education, life skills, and play.Thanks for your continued support. We wish you and your family happy holidays
We are getting great testimonies from benefiociaries of our project.Today, we are hearing from George:
Am George ‘Beckham’ from TYSA am privileged to have attended a computer class from last year 2011 December and these are some of the things we learnt from the training printing, typing, Microsoft word .I also learnt internet especially on how to browse/chat with friend and Google information and communicate with different people from different part of the world an dyou can follow me on http://www.facebook.com/george.waweru
The training has also helped me utilized my time in doing constructive work apart from being idle. It has really me since I don’t pay anything for getting these computer skills which I cannot get them in the school whereby we don’t have computers there. Many youth do not take the training when they are still in school so this is a privilege that TYSA as offered to me. In my school most students do not have any idea about computer
I do thank TYSA for the opportunity and I expect when I complete the training I will be privileged since I will be one of the few people who are computer literate in our community hence acquiring job will be easier.
Am Mss Mong’are Morent, 19 years old , a 2011 form four secondary school leaver .Am now studying computer in TYSA Resource center as I wait to join university soon. It is now one month since I started studying computer.For the last one month I have learned typing, Microsoft word, Microsoft publisher and printing. Apart from getting computer skills am also learning life skills from the organization. These skills am getting will help me to pursue my dream as journalist in future.I thank TYSA for offering me this opportunity to study computer free. Am very grateful.
We at TYSA are committed to offering life skills that are essential to the current 21st century life. Computer literacy especially for rural children and youth is giving them competitive edge in the job market. The youth are now getting connected and even before they join colleges and universities, they are computer literate.
We are grateful that you choose to support this project that is reaching out to the rural community in Kenya. We invite you to join us in this endeavor to offer more opportunities to the children and youth.
The computer training is currently children and youth targeting those who had finished Kenay Certificate of Primary Education candidates of 2011.The training takes place at TYSA community resource center. The December 2011 training class had 25 beneficiaries .The beneficiaries learnt the following computer skills;
1. Introduction to computer 2. Key boarding 3. Microsoft word 4. Microsoft excel 5. PowerPoint 6. Microsoft access 7. Microsoft windows 8. Microsoft publisher 9. Internet and email 10. Page maker.
In addition, they learnt how to use IT related skills including binding, photocopying, laminating and paper cutting. Many of were quick to learn and do practical’s which boost them to complete this packages for one month. The training will continue during holiday period when the schools are closed in April to complete their course.
To date 50 beneficiaries are now computer literate.They can use computer to write their own personal stories and experiences. They can also write a letter. At least half who are in high school have opened up their email and face book address.
Challenges Encountered Most of the beneficiaries were coming late making them to miss some sessions. Also the power was a problem when it gets lost when we are proceeding with the training. Another key challenge is the insufficiency computers are not enough making difficulty in teaching especially during practicals.
'I am very excited about learning computer.Its fun and enjoyable. I am confident and look forward into learning more in the future especially when i join college' June a class 8 pupil
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