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.
Charity Nafula is a fifteen year old orphaned girl from Sinoko Village, Trans Nzoia County who stays with her aged grandmother. It is for this reason that TYSA identified her and enrolled her as one of its beneficiaries at Sinoko Primary School. Despite being an active member in TYSA programmes, Charity scored 335 marks in her final grade 8 examinations and emerged 2nd best candidate in her school-a feat that amazed many including teachers and parents who thought she was wasting her time in engaging in sports and other life skills activities at TYSA. Charity was a WASH champion, a footballer and an active member of several clubs. Mrs. Wandera, the Deputy Head-teacher of the Sinoko primary school, describes Charity as a bright and well-mannered student who would be a future leader if well mentored. “Despite her active engagement in sports other activities outside academics, Charity kept on improving in her studies-something that amazed teachers and her fellow pupils. We now appreciate the fact that one can perform even better when involved in co-curricular activities” Charity’s performance had been improving steadily since she was identified by TYSA while in grade six. At this stage, she had scored 250 marks and was at position 80. Mrs. Wandera notes that as a result of Charity’s experiences with TYSA, many students are expressing interest in being involved with the ‘play and learn’ organization”. She requests TYSA and the society at large to continue supporting Charity if she is to achieve her future aspirations. “May TYSA keep up with the good work and support even more children in the future” states Mrs. Wandera.