New Year Post Card
Dear TYSA friend,
At 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. 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.
Our trip to East Africa Cup started on Tuesday, 26th June 2012 via Bus. We had fewer than 16 boy’s category to represent TYSA in EAC 2012.These includes one team leader, a coach and 11 players.It took us a whole day travelling but we arrived safely in Tanzania-Moshi. On reaching their we embarked on the scheduled program that we were provided with. On the 1st day we started morning we had seminars for team leaders, coaches and players. The seminars were starting at 8:00am-9:00am in the morning before we go to the fields to play. In the seminars we had various topics which were being taught. This includes:
This seminar was compulsory to every participant in East Africa Cup to attend. Therefore all of players and team leaders attended the seminars in any of the above topics. For each topic there was certificate being awarded at the end of the seminar. TYSA received their certificates according to the topics covered there. For example George Waweru who attended Conflict Resolution course says that, “I got skills on how to solve problems during conflict situation in our community and in the field.’’
After we had finished seminars in every morning, we were taken to various fields to play. For TYSA under 16 boys we played in Memorial ground. TYSA played against Migadini in the first match whereby we drew 2-2 and then later played with Chrisc Tanga which thrashed TYSA 2-1.In the following day we played against Edgar from Uganda which hammered us 3 goals nil (3-0) but they were very energetic and beyond our age bracket of the tournament.Therfore in our pool we finished number three(3) whereby we got a chance to play best losers quarters.Inspite of that we did manage to win that match since we were beaten one nil(1-0).
We had to pay half of the fare to Moshi and also buy food during travelling since the East Africa Cup did not cater for our transport and meals as they did last year. Also we got some of property being stolen (Team leader phone stolen on the bed while taking shower) since the dorms were not bunged. The players also faced a challenge whereby their opponents were too big for them which made shy off and we had few 11 players only which become difficult for us to substitute player when injured. We find that when a player gets injury and comes out the team remains less. Lastly; we didn’t send our team leader early so that he/she can prepare way for us simply because when we reached their we found ourselves stuck nobody to assist us and all of us were tired.
We recommend that we need to plan early and prepare the right teams that will represent TYSA in EAC 2013.Aslo we should include the girls team to participate since the girls are doing great in EAC and they are secure after some improvement being made in the security department and venue. In addition to that all players should assemble together 2 days early before departure to EAC.The players should process needed travelling documents prior before the travelling date. In conjunction to that taking less players costs the team for fear that major injuries that might arise to the players and cannot play again.
To conclude, the players learned a lot not only in the seminars but also in the field and from other children who came from different countries. It was really learning and playing exposure for them whereby they interacted freely with others and make friendship abroad.
In general the EAC 2012 was very good organized compared to the last years. The venue was much secured to everyone. We enjoy the provisions and weather condition which was cool and warm. We hope next time will better than this.
This report was compiled by Lucas, the team leader
We want to thank you for your continued support to this project. Over the last three months, we have had two major activities taking place. We appreciate your contribution.
Wilkister and Ruth participated in a training workshop held at Society Empowerment Program in Oyugis. The Training was meant to add value to the skills in order teach and train youths and children using different skills basing on our target without practicing physical abuse, neglect, emotional abuse etc.
‘Generally the workshop was good and educating. We Learnt about HIV infection in various stages, Roles of a coach in HIV prevention and also roles and responsibilities of people living with HIV/Aids. We also learned how to create awareness about HIV/Aids using life skills. We learned Roles and Responsibilities of a coach, Needs of youth i.e. social needs, protective needs, personal needs, and sporting needs. Protecting children against abuse for example sexual Abuse, physical abuse like over exercising, neglect i.e. neglecting children needs, emotional abuse and bullying. We also learned how to build a training lesson in football’ Wilkister and Ruth.
In the month of March and April, TYSA collaborated with the Ministry of Education Trans-nzoia East to offer support in organizing the Primary school football tournaments. TYSA through its Football Program offered technical coaching to the teachers and the pupils. The girls and boys team were given football skills at the TYSA football grounds before they proceeded to the County games. At the county level, again TYSA offered extra coaching to the county football team both boys and girls. For the first time in many years, Trans-nzoia County emerged top in the boys’ football in the Rift valley province beaten over other 13 counties and preceded to the Nationals in Mombasa. ‘We are very grateful to TYSA for this great support. It is amazing how TYSA works easily with the pupils. They just enjoy playing’ Mr. Mutoka, Chairperson of the district primary school sports association
Currently, TYSA is preparing under 15 girls and free age team to play in the Kisumu Youth Football Association (KYFA) tournament which kicks of this Thursday 26th to 29th April in Kisumu. 23 girls are camping at the TYSA girls’ resource centre for the last one week, sharpening their skills. We shall keep you posted on this tournament. Your continued support has made us proud. These girls would be suffering in the community even some would be abused in the farms.
As part of our end year evaluation, we ask the beneficiaries to express their best moments and feelings . These are some of the expressions we got from them as they said it:
Kezia Khisa – I didn’t expect to cooperate with others. I had expected to join a school near my home but TYSA helped me to get school and a boarding far from home.
Janet Mokeira- I have gone out for tournaments and even entered a boat.
Peter Kilare- I am happy to join a soccer academy and playing with players in Kenyan premier league.
Faith Nasimuyu- I have been trained as a referee and as a girl which I didn’t expect and also I won my scholarship award which was paid in my school, am happy.
June Chepkoech- If it were not this organization I could have not been where I am. I have gone to Mombasa and trained as a referee, I can now confidently officiate any game.
Beckham –I am happy that I shook hands with Gold medalist Wilson Kipketer in the East Africa Cup Moshi Tanzania
These were some for the best moments as shared by the beneficiaries.
We want to thank you for your great contribution that ensured the beneficiaries received the best support they could. We are planning to take a the Girls Soccer Team to play Kenya National Girls Team as part of their preparation to play world Cup Qualifies in Nairobi. We need US$ 400 for this trip which will also be educational for them.
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Trans nzoia County,