Educate 150 Orphaned Teenage Kenyan Mothers


My Story from the International Youth Camp in Masindi August 2009

4 participants from TYSA attended the above youth camp and here are their stories

Pascilia Osere (Pambo) According to me, am very proud because this camp has helped me to advance my career as a footballer and as a leader. I played against Uganda National Soccer Team. I now understand much more about youth issues in the community. I am also happy as we visited many places in Uganda and the most exciting one was the Murchison falls. I have learnt about other people cultures, dances and believe from different countries like Tanzania, Denmark, Sudan and Uganda. In conclusion, the youth camp was very good; facilitators were great and I learnt so much. I will never forget this day in my life. I give thanks to my organization TYSA for giving me a chance to attend this camp.

Trizer Nyongesa I have learnt a lot from this East Africa youth camp in Masindi. The visit to Murchison fall was great experience. Cultural songs, dances from different communities in East Africa were excellent. Making the youth count discussion was lively as It opened space for the youth to express themselves as leaders of today not just waiting for tomorrow. Socializing with many people was good and learning new games like gymnastics. A lot of thanks to TYSA for allowing me to participate in this youth camp

Mercyline Ipara I enjoyed visiting the Uganda gift of nature. We went to Murchison falls of which I didn’t expect that such a thing could even happen. TYSA gave me this chance to come and wish many more youths could get such an opportunity. I shared my experience and developed my self esteem. I now understand how young people are supposed to be enhanced in their leadership skills and good governance. I learnt how to encourage the youth to become aware of the importance of democracy and human rights in the society. I learnt about youth and job creation and wealth creation where I learnt that wealth is the ability of an individual to survive for so many days ahead. I just enjoyed the place and activities. It was wow!!!

Atieno Oduor It was my first time to come to Uganda. The camp was so nice to me. I didn’t expect to see such things as the Murchison fall. I saw big town like Kampala. Another that I want to put across is about the tour which was educational. I learnt a lot about becoming a leader and job creation

Dear Friends, We want to share with you the great inspiration that your support is giving to the rural girls. Today, 3 girls are in Uganda attanding the International youthcamp which brings together young people from East Africa and Europe.

The girls will be part of the soccer team that will play the Uganda National Girls soccer team.

This is very unique experience for the girsl.It is their first time ever out off the village. EWe do appreciate your continued support.

Please donate and help us raise 2000 Sterling Pounds in the on going alive and learning competition.

Gichuki Francis

Dear Friends Thank you for your continued support and interest in Trans-nzoia Youth Sports Association (TYSA) We wanted to let you know that TYSA is participating in’s Alive and Learning challenge, a fundraising opportunity for health and education projects helping communities worldwide. Projects that raise £2000 or more will receive prominent marketing on, the internationally recognised marketplace for philanthropy that connects individual donors to the causes they care most about, and promote our project to GlobalGiving UK’s national partners as well as be in the running for one of the top bonus cash prizes, which would help TYSA achieve so much more. Every donation helps, and no donation is too small. You can show your support for TYSA for as little as £5 and make a big impact to our project. If you’re ready to donate now, please visit our project page on TYSA is very excited about this opportunity to highlight our work for education/health in Kenya and raise fund and awareness for Educate 150 Orphaned Teen Mothers. Help us achieve our goal of £2000 by August 14th 2009 by making a donation to TYSA on Please share this email and our project link with your friends and family and ask them to help us too. Thank you for your support, Gichuki Francis

Behind Dorothy Smile lies her life threatening  ailment.
Behind Dorothy Smile lies her life threatening ailment.

Behind Dorothy’s Smile

Dorothy Auma is a 14 years old girl, Joyful and always smiling. It is until you hear her story that one begins to shade tears and taker her story at personal level. She is a total orphan and a caretaker of her younger brothers and sisters (4).

Dorothy was diagnosed with a heart threatening ailment a month ago. She urgently requires USD $ 3500 for a heart surgery to save her life. Join other well-wishers in donating towards her surgery expense. Tell 5 other friends to donate as little as 10 USD$ and in a short while we shall all achieve our target.

Her uncle Mr. Benson the only other relative is a squatter and a milkman who is also taking care of 6 other children of his brother. Benson is overstretched and lives on less than a dollar a day

Dorothy who is in Class 5 at Cheparus primary school in Kaplamai Division, Trans-nzoia East District is supported TYSA in her educational needs. I want to be a doctor so that I can heal many people who are dying of diseases. Dorothy

We are very disturbed by her condition. When she is feeling well, Dorothy will struggle to come to school. She walks for two kilometers to school. Her love for education is inspirational. In Dorothy we see a great person with passion to serve her family and community. Head Teacher, Cheparus Primary School

Donate Now to Save Dorothy Life

Sheila in school uniform holds her baby
Sheila in school uniform holds her baby

Reclaimed Dream

Sheila is a 16 year old, shy with a baby face girl. She lives with her single mother in the sprawling slum of Huruma, 100 Kilometers away from TYSA office.

At 15, years, Sheila wa already a mother of a beautiful baby girl. Her dream to be a Doctor was being shuttered. Sheila was equally disturbed. This was her first attempt to Sexual Relationship with a Driver. Her mother was furious and often contemplated of chasing her out of the home.

Jackline a TYSA Board Member and a nurse by profession runs a clinic at Huruma slums.She meet mum to sheila and shared her stressful situation. Jackline then shared with her what TYSA does to support such girls.

To date, Sheila is in Secondary School and in the next four years, she will have the time to have her dream of being a doctor on course.

‘Your support has made me reclaim my dream.I would now probably be a frustrated girl engaged in anti-social behavior and would have even contracted diseases like HIV/AIDs’ Sheila

We look upon you to continue supporting education of the many Sheila’s in the community

Donate now for sheila to go back to school for the third term in August.

Warm Regards

Gichuki Francis

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Gichuki Francis

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Kitale, Kenya

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