Warm greetings from TYSA.We hope this email finds you well and in good health.
An organization that started 10 years ago as Self Help Group then to a Community Based Organization has now been transformed into an NGO. TYSA is currently undergoing a significant moment in its history. We are developing our next 5 year strategic plan. We are preparing to remain relevant as we reach out to larger and diverse audience.
You have travelled with us in this journey over the years. You know us and you have donated to our project and you have interacted with us in one way or the either. You have meet our staff and or participated in our programs and we believe you understand us
We are now inviting you to join us in making our next 5 year strategic plan truly strategic and inspirational one. A strategic plan that will propel TYSA into the next level and still remain relevant to its Vision and Mission. Your broad, strategic experience will enrich this strategic plan by your new perspective.
Please feel free to tear this Strategic Plan into pieces and it will be our responsibility to put them together again and come out with an enriched plan that will serve the organization and its beneficiaries. Your critical analysis is highly welcome.
We want to thank you in advance for taking time to input into this strategic plan that will transform TYSA into a more relevant organization in the 21st century.
It’s our desire to receive your feedback by Tuesday 12th of February 2013 so that we incorporate it in the final draft which we shall share with you.
Looking forward to your unwavering support
TYSA Executive Director
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 and computer 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
We have been following our beneficiaries to hear what they have benfitted from our project. Tthis time we hear from Alex:
Am Alex Mosweta, 16 years old. I am the speaker of the junior assembly in organization. I have been speaker for the last 3 years since the parliament started in 2010.Form this I gain courage and confidence to control the house and also address issues facing the beneficiaries in the organization and outside to the management team of the organization. Through I have gain confidence especially speaking public whereby it gave me opportunity to get leadership in school.e.g. in drama, debate and clubs.
I thank TYSA for the opportunities to participate in the programme which has given me chance to prepare for future leadership. It has also given me exposure and trainings both internal and externally whereby I toured various places in Kenya and abroad. Last year and this year I got a chance to go to play in East Africa cup in Moshi, Tanzania.
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My name is Joseph and Iam 9 years old. I remember that Thursday morning when we left very early 14 of us to go to Laikipia about 400 kilometers away from Kitale for participate in football for peace. I was so excited and happy. When we reached Laikipia, we slept in the tents and we played with small children of our age. We are very happy to play for Peace in Kenya. I met with the former speaker of the Kenya National assembly Mr. Ole Kaparo. He told me to study hard and be a Peace Keeper. I want peace for Kenya. This is a day I will not forget in my life.
We have started witnessing signs of child participation and involvement. They are now questioning their own society! Children are on high alert about their rights and desire to be involved in the issues affecting them. One case is where the children in one of the local primary school feel the teachers should involve them in deciding if they need extra tuition classes once the schools close next week 12th April. The children were told to bring the parents next week to discuss the extra tuition classes. 'Why are they not talking to us? We have our plans for the holiday. We think the holiday is short, only 2 week' student Newton. The children have been in school for 15 weeks and only have a short break of 2 weeks before resuming classes again for second term. Children have reported some improvement in the parents' attitude and approach towards them. There is great appreciation of the right for the child top play and interact with his/her peers. 'Nowadays, after taking our lunch, we take a bath and go to the TYSA field to play and interact with our peers. In the morning we help the parents with light work. This was not true before as parents insisted we go back to work in the farms after lunch' Newton Another observation as sighted by the children is the fact that children are literally pushing their parents to ensure they get basic education. In the past parents would be the ones pushing children to go to school and when they refuse, parents would give up and the child drops out of school. Children are now at the demanding for their right to education. This shift is a good indicator that there is significant change taking place in the community. As part of increasing children exposure and capacity, 12 children will participate in this year Laikipia Unity Camp to be held from 27th to 29th April 2012. This is in partnership with Streetfootballworld. The children aged underr16 and under 13 boys and girls will demonstrate the skills they have learn here at TYSA under the Youth and Junior assemblies. They are expected to share this knowledge and skills with their counter parts in Laikipia which experiences conflict. When I asked Master Newton to suggest key qualities of the children who should participate, he smiled and said; courageous and able to mentor or coach others. We shall keep you posted on the development of this UNITY Mission to Laikipia Kenya
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