Dear Friend, We have recently used $800 to help Grace to undergo a heart treatment. Thanks to your help, she underwent successful heart valve correction. Grace is now recovering and feeling well. Your contribution helped Grace get access to a lifesaving procedure she would not be able to afford otherwise. Thank you!
The next level for Grace is now to join Egerton University where she has been called to do her Bachelor Education. Grace is among other girls who are struggling to Access higher Education in Kenya. Mercy and Lilian are in Moi University while Susan is to join them early next year.
We urgently need to raise $ 1000 to support the Grace, Mercy and Lilian continue with their University Education or else they will be delayed for another one year as we try to raise for funds.
On October 19, GlobalGiving.org is matching at 30% all online donations up to $1,000 per donor per project! There is $100,000 available in matching funds on October 19. Once these matching funds are used, no more matching funds will be applied. In addition to the 30% match, GlobalGiving is offering a $1,000 bonus to the project that raises the most funds that day and a $1,000 bonus to the project that receives donations from the most individual donors!
Please donate to our project and support our girls’ access university education! Your help is urgently needed and much appreciated!
LOVE VERSUS EDUCATION
You have a deep gut feeling about someone, a girl or a boy. But at the same time you want to work hard in your education, Mambo eh? (Issues ee!) Many of us are trapped in this situation, we love our education but we equally love our friends that we do not want to let it go. How can we handle this? No one can go back and change a bad beginning. But with a new renewed mind anyone can start now and create a successful ending when we know our HIV/AIDs statuses then we are better placed to manage life and remember that it is hard to do two things at the same time like having sexual affairs and pursuing your education. These usually lead to poor performance in one’s academics and remember that education is the forward in our life, please focus on education first.
TALKING ABOUT SEX
When one thinks about sex all the time, it increases the chances of him or her engaging in sexual intercourse. To prevent this behavior one needs to avoid being idle and being exposed to things that can lead to temptations. At this age we need to focus on our education and work hard to improve our performance in class. Then we will find that the temptations will be a thing of past. This is because we will have no time for temptations which come by being idle.
VOLUNTARY COUNSELING AND TESTING
As young people, we face very many challenges in our lives. The dot com era presents us with challenges of drugs and substance abuse, sex and gender based violence, poverty, sexually transmitted infections, and teenage pregnancies, early and forced marriages among others. With all these challenges how should we take the lead? Knowing our status empowers us to make informed choices i.e. how to stay negative or if positive how to take care of our selves and also how to live a more fulfilling and productive life. Further, it will be important to gain the understanding of ones status to avoid the apprehension that comes with 50:50 situations knowing our status makes us the beneficiary of our health and other people’s health. This means we can make informed decision that can influence in a positive way.
Abstinence possible, it calls for self control, personal character setting standards in advance and goals for the future ama? Hapo ni kweli na ni poa ( that is true and its good) and remember that sex is only good only within the bonds of a committed and faithful marriage where love can grow. Abstain from sex jamaa ( friends).
By Jecinter Naliaka-peer educator
Miss Grace Heart valve failure; She Counts on You! Donate NOW!
At the age of 12, Grace underwent a heart surgery to correct a heart valve dysfunction. The local community and friend came together to support the surgery. Grace recovered and continued with her education, and Last year, she completed her Kenya Secondary Education scoring 67 points. Her eyes are now set for university Education. Charming Grace wants to become a doctor to help more people suffering from Heart problems. This great desire by Grace to become a doctor is now in danger. She is now admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi after being diagnosed with heart valve failure (Rheumatic Heart Disease) one week ago. Grace has been one of the girls you have always supported to access education. His brother who has disability also benefits from the TYSA projects. The family has gone out of their ways to support Grace and her siblings and life has not been easy as they are peasant farmers. TYSA is proud of Grace and looks at her as the model girls emulate. She is determined and focused. We believe she will change the fortune of her family and the entire community. ‘I am always grateful to you. You have always supported my education through your kind donations. I need your support more than ever before now. I am appealing to you to donate any amount of money to help me undergo heart surgery. No one but you can help me.’ Grace
You can help Grace undergo a successful heart surgery, by making a donation today! The entire TYSA family, community and Grace Family is united in ensuring that she recovers from this condition. We have provided these links with her photos http://www.tysak.org/grace.html, //www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/exchange/post/39151