Trans-nzoia Youth Sports Association (TYSA)

To Inspire and Empower marginalized and vulnerable Young people through Value Based Sports in Kenya
Jan 4, 2010

Against all Odds, Nancy makes it back to school after 2 years in Marriage and does her exams


Against all Odds, Nancy makes it back to school after 2 years and does her examination

Nancy Moraa is now 21 years and has just completed her secondary school examinations 2009.

Her story of intrigues started in 2004 at a tender age of 16. Nancy had scored the highest marks in her school with 374 points out of maximum 500.

At form 1, aged 16, she dropped out of school and got married to a young man. The young man eloped with her to town to hide from parents. She got a baby boy now aged 3. After only a short period of marriage, life became difficulty. The husband abandoned her. ``At one point, I went to look for a job to take care of my kid’’ Nancy. My aunty told me that I could not get a job without a certificate and an Identity Card. There are no jobs for un- educated persons’, she exclaimed. ‘You can only become a house wife or house help’ she continued.

This made me to think and reflect about my life. The man whom I thought would save me now was mistreating me. I had to make a decision.

After two years in 2005, she called her brother who is a member of TYSA and explained her problems which she was experiencing. This included hunger, no dialogue in the house and general neglect by the husband. She came back home where she participated in various sporting activities. This helped her to overcome fears and integrated back to the youth. While at these sports programs organized by TYSA, she got the courage and interest to go back to school. ‘I want to go back to school and continue with my education, I have learnt a bitter lesson’ Nancy In 2006, Nancy enrolled back to school in Form 2. This year, she did her Form 4 exams and she looks forward to good results to enable her realize her dream of becoming a Nurse. At school Nancy played for the school handball and football team Nancy says; Sports play a good role in discovering talents, for health, leisure and promote active life. Specifically for girls, it motivates them to be active and limit idle mind as it is the devil workshop. It creates fun for girls. You meet friends and removes daily stress. You learn new techniques, socializing and get life skills

This dream could not be possible without your donations which you make regularly. Nancy wants to be an accountant or a nurse

We look forward to your continued support in 2010 to help Nancy and more girls in same state

With Warm Regards from Nancy and TYSA

Dec 28, 2009


Monica and Jacinta smile
Monica and Jacinta smile

Smile of appreciation Monica (Right) and Jacinta, say it all through their smiles. One year ago, these children futures were not assured. They slept hungry, no medication when they felt sick. Food was snot assured and clothing. School was not assured too. Today, the story is different! Smiles all the way!!! Your donations for the last one year have brought smiles and joy to these and other children of Teen mothers. Monica has completed he nursery school and joins class one next year while Jacinta will join nursery school next year. We want to thank you for your kind donations. Next year, we know that you will continue to support Monica and Jacinta to continue with education and off course their smiles

With warm Regards Gichuki Francis

Monica and Jacinta reading
Monica and Jacinta reading
Dec 22, 2009

Susan live Changes for better

Susan at Resource Centre
Susan at Resource Centre

Susan looks at TYSA as Family

Susan is 16 year old. She is a form one student at Wiyeta Girls secondary school.

Susan’s family is separated and she lives with her mother in a single roomed house in the village, not too far away from the TYSA offices. Her father is alcoholic and is visible in the community drunk and disorderly. Her mother works as a casual labourer in the maize farms and little business to keep her large family of 6. She is the first born.

Susan finds consolation and comfort at the TYSA resource centre and the football ground where she spent most of her time. ‘I feel so frustrated sometimes when I see my father drunk and loitering in the community. It feels very bad. My mum works hard to try to feed us. I felt very bad one day when my mum told me to go to my dad to get little pocket money, when I went to see him, he chased me away in day broad right in presence of my friends’ TYSA endeavours to offer Susan and other girls in similar situation a good environment for personal growth. Without TYSA support, Susan and other girls in similar situation will not be able to access education

Your continued donations have ensured Susan and others who goes to secondary school. I would not have gone to secondary school, if TYSA did not pay my school fees. I remember that day when the Executive Director, bought everything for me and paid school fees. I will never forget TYSA and all those who support my education’ Susan.

With warm regards from Susan and TYSA Gichuki Francis

Susan Home
Susan Home