Promote Children Participation in Kenya

 
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In 2014, TYSA and our partners touched the lives of over 30,000 children and youth who accessed its interventions both directly and indirectly. Through the formulation of effective strategies for social and economic development, TYSA managed to harness the little resources at its disposal to transform thousands of lives in the communities in which we work. We know we can do even more.
Essentially, thousands of people and organizations made TYSA tick in 2014!. If we were to acknowledge all of them at individual level, we would need a second and much larger report!. We are grateful to all donors, partners, organizations, stakeholders, communities and individuals who associated with us in 2014.
We are also grateful to the tireless passion, commitment, consistency and team spirit of the TYSA staff, board members and volunteers who enabled TYSA to realize significant milestones in the year.
Our commitment to collaborations and to the effective use of the resources entrusted to us remains central to our work.
With your support, we are fueling transformative change in the lives of the most vulnerable children and communities in this part of the world.
Again, thank you for your continued partnership.


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The pupils had a great opportunity to observe and hear how news is being read from the studio this is after they found 9am news being presented by Emanuel Oyasi live in the studio. The news started by local, national and international news in that order. ‘I expected to find big machines and big hall for broadcasting am glad to see how studio looks very simple like this’ narrated Ronald class 7 pupil.
On air room the pupils had a chance to know what different hardware and software does work in the studio like; Zara it’s a software which is used in preparing and presenting news, Dell computer that has East Africa and international gospel news, Hp computer of synovet that links up with government and it monitors Imani radio on issues relating there presentation and finally UPS it’s a machine that stores power for one hour when electricity goes off.
Still in the news room, the pupils also saw and had sports new which was presented by John Matere, he started by local then international news.
Finally the pupils were inspired by Imani radio staffs that are in different fields e.g. news presenter, accountant, business reporter, sports reporter and senior news anchor. They encouraged the pupils to be courageous, passionate, committed and have that desire to become what they want to become.
The visit to Imani radio build confidence of the pupils on effective communication, this after the pupils went through interactions with news anchor, business reporter, sports reporter amongst others.

children conference
children conference

This the first time TYSA was organizing children voices conference. We are very delighted with the success of this inaugural event. It was held in Makutano secondary school where ovr 10 primary schools participated

The stakeholders were equally impressed “I can’t believe this is the young man who was quite, shy, timid boy, am humbled by this transformation” Head teacher Chisare Primary School.

The whole conference was planned and executed by the children themselves and they developed a timetable of content to guide them, they engaged themselves in identifying issues affecting them and the best way to present them at the conference through drama, poems, dance and documentary.

One outstanding revelation at conference was the fact that the masters of ceremony Marie and Eric were able to manage both the students and the adults including their own head teachers. They ensured that time was adhered.

The child friendly school model presentation was a timely mix as it was responsive to the many challenges that the children were facing in schools. It is our desire that this will be an annual event to strengthen children voices in matters affecting them as well as those affecting the communities.

Eric receives awards for outstanding Leader
Eric receives awards for outstanding Leader
participants
participants
participants photo
participants photo
certification
certification
solidarity photo
solidarity photo

Over 100 children participated in community sensitization on issues affecting them in Trans nzoia county last month

Communities in Kitale are farmers with large and small scale farmers. Communities engage in different activities:Fish farming, planting of maize, tree planting to conserve the environment, Charcoal burning, quarrying to get building stones. The elderly people do a lot of the agricultural activities while the youth idle around. The area has potential with very attractive features that can be potential for the tourism industry but this is yet to be fully exploited. Features such as: water that changes colour, (the group found the water yellow), volcanic mountains and huge agricultural farms.

children from this area face various challenges including:

Scarcity of playing grounds that could be used as football fields

Schools are far apart so children have to walk long distances to reach the schools. The huge farms have no schools so majority of children do not go to school

Child labour in the large agricultural farms, quarry industry and hawking business

Malnutrition among children

High Poverty levels despite the wealthy around

High levels of illiteracy

Idle youth leaving the elderly to farm

Poor housing and lack of toilet facilities and poor environment with communities living around sewage area

Alcohol and drug abuse among the youth

Retrogressive cultural practices

Early marriages

The sick are not cared for –dumped in government hospitals and left on their own

Child prostitution

Dependency syndrome

Very poor road network

Some men offer to pay school fees for girls with the understanding that they marry them after school. The girls at the festival urged such men to embrace this slogan: “I AM NOT TRAINING TO MARRY YOU BUT TO EMPOWER YOU”

This April starting 25th to 3rd May, over 100 children ill participate in Children Voices Camp ( See the concept attached)


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Happy new year!!!

You have been a blessing to TYSA over the year! Your continued support has ensured that we grow to reach out to the vulnerable children and youth. You have also supported our Organizational Development and strengthned our management system. On 28th December 2013, TYSA elected a new board for the next 3 years. This is a big milestone to the development and ownership of  TYSA.

TYSA has grow from a  Community Based OrganizationIam status to Non Governmental Organziation thus increasing its  operation mandate. Our outreach now covers over 5 counties.

The new TYSA board is a demonstration of our desire to continually embrace democratic princples and diversity. We believe in making  TYSA a truly grassroot organziation that is owned by the community where we work.

We take this opportunity to thank you once agian for your continued support to strentgthen TYSA management. We have scheduled a Strategy Orientation workshop for TYSA board members on 24th to 26th January.

Join us as we lookfoward into a strengthned TYSA board!


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Project Leader

Gichuki Francis

Executive Officer
KITALE, Kenya

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