Educate 150 Orphaned Teenage Kenyan Mothers

Girls discussing way foward after finishing primary school
Girls discussing way foward after finishing primary school

Our Next Step 12 girls have through your donations done their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education 2009. During a meeting yesterday at the TYSA Girls Resource Centre, they were optimistic that they will do well and join Secondary school 2010. ‘Iam eager to join secondary school next year’ Elizabeth who sat for her exams at Mukuyu Primary school. The girls were very grateful to your donations through Globalgiving which has assisted them so much in buying books, uniforms, and paying for their examination fees. ‘If it were not for the support I have received, I would not have even done this examinations, as my mum has no income to support me’ Felecita, who did her exams from Sinyereri primary school. TYSA expects through your continued support to offer these girls secondary education. We are looking forward to your donations especially during this period when Globalgiving is matching your donations. With Warm Regards from Elizabeths, Felicita, Joyce, Florence on behalf of other girls Gichuki Francis

Dear Friend Give More - Get More Challenge Thank you for your continued support to TYSA.We wanted to let you know about an exciting opportunity that we are participating in through our partners, GlobalGiving. When a donation is made to our project; Educate 150 Teenage Mothers, on GlobalGiving between November 10 and December 1, GlobalGiving will match that donation at 30%, 40% or 50%. And if we raise the most money or get the most donations, we are eligible for bonus awards up to $10,000. Matching funds are limited, so act quickly. You can help us raise more money and earn the GlobalGiving prize money by spreading the word! 1) Pass along this email to your friends and families and ask them to tell others. 2) If you are planning to make a donation this year to TYSA please do so by going to our project on GlobalGiving Again our sincere thanks for your support and all you have done for TYSA Thank you, Gichuki Francis P.S. Pass this email along to friends and family!

Knight Atieno  (Right)in Uganda at a youth camp
Knight Atieno (Right)in Uganda at a youth camp

Girls going places

Knight Atieno a teen mother is going places. After joining the project one year ago, Knight has seen opportunities opening up for her. Last August she was in Uganda attending an international Youth camp. This week she is in Nairobi attending a Premier skills soccer coaching organized by the British council. ‘Am so grateful to TYSA and globalgiving for opening up opportunities for me. Initially I was hastened to join the project because of stigma associated with giving birth as a teenage. Today am confident and my future is looking bright’ Knight Atieno, a beneficiary. We look forward to your continued support to help many more girls

With Warm Regards from Knight Atieno and TYSA

Your Inspirational Donation

Margaret is a 15 year old girl from a single mother. Her mother is HIV positive. Aware of her mothers’ situation, Margaret was so depressed and disturbed. We counselled her throughout last year as she was candidate. When Margaret sat for her Primary school national examinations 2008 she scored 335 points out of maximum points of 500.This was a great performance! Through your kind donations she was admitted in St. Marks Girls Secondary School one of the best schools in the province. Margaret annual school fees and upkeep is US$ 450 For the next four years, Margaret depends on well wishers donations to complete her education. Margaret is a promising girl and we look forward to her excellent performance and bright future. Your donations are offering great inspiration and give hope to girls who had lost hope in life. ‘I have no words to express my joy and appreciation to you who has made it possible for me to be in school. You have made me proud and given me hope in life. I look forward to your continued support to help me finish school. All my love to you’ Margaret

With Warm Regards from Margaret and TYSA

Have a goal in Life

Kenyatta University Female Students in Science and Technology (KUFEST) on the 19th September 2009 came down to our village to give girls some tips for life. Mss Amo Rebecca, the chairperson of KUFEST and a third year student at Kenyatta University shared with the TYSA Girls health Club members and the St.Teresa Secondary school sinyereri girls. 55 girls participated. Among the key issues discussed include: Basics of Reading Behaviours; which relates to always reading a head of the teacher, revise after a lesson, form discussion group, read different books, have a goal in life, good time management, choose your friends wisely, ask questions in class, be active in class Relationships; girls should know what they want in relationships, think about education first, avoid unprotected sex, Reproductive Health; medical checks are important, use clean sanitary towels to avoid infections, get involved in sports, ‘ I am grateful to TYSA by brining the guest today. We girls here have not sent anyone to the university for the last 15 years. Iam so inspired now and lookfoward to reading hard and going to the university in the next two years’ Mary ,Laboratory Prefect St Teresa Girls With your continued donations, the girls will be making a visit to Kenyatta University next year for a study tour to inspire them. With Warm Regards Gichuki Francis

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Project Leader

Gichuki Francis

Executive Officer
Kitale, Kenya

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