Master Dino Joins School Master Dino, son of a teen mother from sitatunga village one kilometer from our offices got his chance to join Suwerwa primary school last term. Master Dino who is physically challenged was admitted in class 2. At 11 years, Dino starts his long journey in search of his dream and career. Master Dino stays in the Children with disability home at Suwerwa adjacent to the primary school. This makes it easy for Dino to attend classes as well as receive specialized care from the Home which hosts other 20 children with similar conditions as Dino. ' I am so happy to TYSA for paying school fees for Dino. It was not easy. I was almost losing hope' Mum Dino. We are also very excited that at long last Dino has a school and a home where he receives specialized attention. Once the school closes for end of Term three at end of November, Dino will come back home and join the community. At the beginning of this term September to December, one of the boys whom we support Master Collins did not report to school in Eldoret Special School as usual. We tried to follow with the family and it was a difficult situation. The mother and other children had left home after a domestic quarrel. The boy was left alone with the father. The father just left the child to stay home. Though the father prefers the child to go to school, he was so disturbed by the family break off. We are following up the case with the community elders and hope that Collins will resume school in January 2012. As an organization, TYSA is working towards having a closer working relationship with the Trans-Nzoia East District Education officer department of special needs. This will enhance our programs and create larger impact in the school and community. Your continued support to our program has generated this great interest in the children with special needs thus the desire and request to work closely with the Ministry of Education. This will require resources to facilitate play, team building, excursions, education to parents and training of teachers for children with special needs. This is a great way to celebrate our 10th anniversary as n organization in December 2011 Lynnette , one of our beneficiaries who has an albinism condition is currently seating for her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. We wish her all the best What do you think of this new approach! We look forward to your sharing. Gichuki Francis
To whom it may concern.
REF: MARTIN MACHABE MAKHANU
Martin is passionate youth who follows his desire. He has remained focused since his primary education and thereafter when he took training in Dress making and tailoring. He is committed to his passion and he is an inspirational person to the community and those working with. We believe Martin has the capability and drive to bring change to the community and fulfill vision 2030 development goals. We highly recommend him to your vocational training institutes for any engagement. For more information, please contact the undersigned
Gichuki Francis Executive Director P.O BOX 2511 30200 Kitale, Kenya www.tysak.org
The above recommendation letter is what TYSA wrote a few days ago. Martin is passionate of becoming a trainer in the Polytechnics in the community. We are very proud of this young man who is so determined and inspiring. Next year, Marti will be taking his final Grade 1 examinations. We want to thank you for continued support that saw Martin achieve 2nd grade. We invite you to share with us his success to-date. Without your support, Martin could probably be somewhere forgotten. Currently martin is doing his tailoring and dress making from his house. We are exploring possibilities of supporting him to rent a shop in a market place where he can access more customers. TYSA is also considering offering him space at its Girls Resource centre. You support will ensure he gets better machine and capital to bost his business.
Through GlobalGiving ' Volunteer' We did seek volunteers services for re-branding our website. Our website was re-branded and below is a post card form the website designer.
Pandora Web Box Web Design Company
April 18, 2011
To Whom It May Concern:
It is with sincere pleasure that I write this reference letter for Trans-nzoia Youth Sports Association (TYSA) the not for profit Community Based Organization. Over the past three months beginning February of 2009, I have started to building the non profit website. The communication with the organization was excellent. They knew what exactly they wanted and they had the best way to communicate this. The fast and continues mails assist my work and helped to finish this project very fast. They were open to new ideas and they left me develop without interrupting my work. I have been working as a volunteer web designer for almost four years and this is one of the projects I really enjoyed and I am glad that I assist this organization. Should you have any questions about the organisation or this reference letter, please feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org Marina Klimi Owner of Pandora Web Box. I know invite you to visit their website www.tysak.org and enjoy! Also Donate to their fantastic projects!
Mss Linet Takes the Challenge with Determination
Mss Linet, will seat for her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education at the end of this year. This is no mean achievement knowing the daily struggles she has to go through. She is a determined lady despite her skin disability.
Linet walks to school daily covering a distance of 7 Kilometers to school and does same distance back home in search of knowledge. Her focus is awesome and is an encouragement.
In her family, his brother has similar condition (Albinism). Her brother has under gone tailoring course. Linet is a strong Christian and is a member of the Christian Youth in her church. She is outgoing and interacts with her peers.
Linet has trained in computer at the TYSA Resource Centre. She believes in Information Technology and won’t be left behind. ‘I am very happy to get an opportunity here at TYSA to learn computer. I have spent the whole of December learning and practicing computer. At least Iam able to operate and work on the computer. Once the school close in April, I will come to continue’ Linet
Through interactive activities organized by TYSA, linnet is able to build her confidence and social networks which act as platforms for inclusion. It is normal to meet Linnet freely interacting with her peers with fear.
In Kenya and East Africa, the Albinos have been a target for witch hunt and sale. There have been several cases of abduction of Albinos in cross boarder of Kenya and Tanzania. A case involved one such Albino from Trans-nzoia County where TYSA works. This Young Albino youth was tricked upto Mwanza, Tanzania where he was to be sold.
This project is thus very useful in providing safe spaces for children and youth with disability (In this case more so for those with Skin Disability- Albinism). We believe your continued support will endeavor to make this a reality for many of these children and youth who have no other option to turn to.
We want to thank you for dedicating your hard earned money this worthy cause. Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of TYSA on 12th August 2011. We shall keep you informed.
Master Ndishu has finally realized his first dream…..to complete secondary education. He sat for his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education this year at Immaculate Conception Mukuyu. I am very excited for this achievement. I had not thought about the possibility of completing school. TYSA has been on my side all through’ Master Ndishu. The project has helped Ndishu put his dream on course. Numerous school visit and life skill activities have been carried out by the project personnel. Currently, Master Ndishu is under taking computer training at the TYSA Resource center as he awaits his results next year. This will help him remain focused on his education and as well as interact with his peers at the centre. Others who will also enjoy the computer training are 4 albinos. Master Ndishu despite his physical challenge has demonstrated a lot of resilience and commitment to succeed. We look foward to a great future for Ndishu. You have been a great supporter to Master Ndishu and other students with disability. We do believe that you will continue to be part of this great initiative that is bearing fruits. Ndishu and others will need your support to ensure they succeed in their endeavor. As we approach Christmas and New Year celebrations, Ndishu and others will be grateful to enjoy an eventful holiday. We at TYSA will be appreciating your support to offer them a Christmas package.
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