It was an impressive 2010 and a good start for 2011.
The football and life skill project serves 79 children and youths in Trans-nzoia County. The last quarter of last saw a lot of life skill training and value based sporting.
In December last year (9th to 14th), TYSA hosted over 200 girls who participated in the tournament from across the country. The tournament offered opportunity for the girls to learn vital skills and attitudes. These included; teamwork as they all stayed in the same camp, and endurance in life.
Last year, we had 17 pupils seating for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams. Out of these, 10 were boys and 7 were girls. We are very excited as the results demonstrated that sports /football contribute to academic performance. Only 2 boys did not qualify to join Secondary education and have so far repeated in primary school to score better points.
Last week, the following girls joined secondary school: Betty Caudencia, Janet Mokeira, Elizabeth Apondi, Irene Khasandi, Josephine Namalwa, Keziah Musikoyo and Elibatheth Njeri while the boys are: Anthony Ekal, Hosea Mosbei, Ignatius Edeke, Evans Matata, Mike Ngome and Francis.
‘Iam very happy that finally through football Iam going to a girl’s school which promotes soccer. I will play and learn in this school called Geta Secondary School’ Betty
We are equally excited that two of our students have been identified and will be joining Gallant Sports Academy to pursue their soccer talent as they also go to school at Milele Academy in Naivasha town. These are Nixon Cheres and George Nawan. We believe they will work hard to realize their dream of playing professional soccer. One other student Samwel Barasa also was identified by Friends Bwake Secondary School which is the reigning Trans-nzoia East District Soccer Champions. A goalkeeper who has grown from strengthen to strength.
‘On behalf of all the beneficiaries of this project, we want to thank you specifically for being passionate and donating to this noble cause. We are touched by your generosity’. Samwel Barasa
In April 22nd to 26th April this year, 22 girls footballer from TYSA will participate for the second time in the Mathare Youth Sports Association International Girl Tournament in Nairobi. Last year, our girls team finished third in the over 16 category. We believe you will find it worthy supporting this cause. It cost USD 65 per player to cover transport, meals, accommodation (4days) and first aid. We will keep you posted on the development of this tournament.
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