Project #7626

Computer Skills for 50 Needy Youths in Kenya

by Trans-nzoia Youth Sports Association (TYSA)

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.


20 Primary school pupils got a lifetime opportunity to visit the Imani media services for. The visit was purposely intended for these young boys and girls to get an exposure in the career dimension. The one day out not only motivated the pupils but also accorded them a digital experience on Information Technology Imani media is one of the modern broadcasting service in country with a wide range of departments together with sophisticated instruments and really employs the use of the modern equipment of broadcasting. The department’s ranges from news broadcasting, editing, radio section among others.
“I am so delighted with the equipments used here in the studio, I had never seen this before and I used to think it was magical” said Donald Juma class 7 boy
from Sinoko Primary School. The exposure also provided a practical sense since the pupils had a wonderful time recording the voices on the audio devices and listening to them later on. With guidance they had fun and learnt a lot at the same time
“This visit has really motivated me and now I would like to be a video editor” Babra Nasimiyu said.

police station
police station

This was a very rare opportunity for the children “This was my first time visiting a Tea Factory, I see the Factory from far but have never had the chance to go past the gate, am so inspired be an Engineer” 11years old boy. Thi is an opportunity for the students to gain inight on job market. 30 youth participated in the exposure program

The career talk and outreach was an eye opener for the participants, the visits to  District Hospital,  Police Station and  Tea Factory really played a big part in creating new career horizons for the children, linking class theories to knowledge applications.

The Children had a chance to learn about their rights especially at the police station, where they were briefed by the OCS, they got to see various machineries used in production of tea at the Tea Factory, while at the district hospital they learnt about general hygiene and prevention of infections and were sensitized on WASH principles.

What subjects do you study to become a police officer? All subjects are applicable to one becoming a police officer – as we have graduate officers. This statement was a clear manifestation that the children were keen to know what they learn in their classes and how it can be applied.

This was a great opportunity for the children as in August 2014, TYSA will be seeking inspirational career placement for some of the children in public and private institutions.

Children Award OCS
Children Award OCS
Kapsara Tea Factory
Kapsara Tea Factory
Kapsara Hospital
Kapsara Hospital
Video student
Video student


Having got trained computer at TYSA am now able to teach in a secondary school as a teacher of computer at St Teresa’s Secondary school, Sinyereri.The knowledge and the skills that I got from TYSA I am now helping other people in school where I schooled for four years in high school.It is a great opportunity since am now giving back to my school.It was like a surprise when I was told if I can able to teach computer lesson in the school.I didn’t believe it myself but later I noticed that I have the capacity and knowledge to do it.I didn’t hesitate to say “YES” because it was my chance to show that I can make it.

I started teaching all students in school computer lessons last year November 2013.It was a challenge to me since the school had only 5 deskstop computers which is shared with 250 students with a small room.I had to plan myself properly on how I can make sure all students atleast get to access computer and learn something.I formed different groups per classes so that they come in different shift according to the timetable.The system worked well but later it failed to due the collaspe of the computers.I had to reduce classes for teaching them computer.I started teaching from form one to form two.The classes are now going on well but still the major challenge is insuffiecient computers.

The students are much willing to learn computer lesson and have the basic knowledge of computer.However they don’t access computer all as they should be.Five computers are very fewer to serve a class of 40 students.As a teacher I try as much as I can to make atleast everybody for a week is able to operate a computer.Also the computer are not in such good condition too.Their is more in the school to provide enough computers for the betterment of computer lessons to be more successful in school. In general, as a teacher am more challenged to be a teacher in such a school.

The school needs a lot support to meet their curriculm needs.Therefore am ready to give my support to the school and hope that they get more computers to make learning good.Having taught for only 4 months in school I can say it has really motivated me to support the program of computers in the school.

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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Organization Information

Trans-nzoia Youth Sports Association (TYSA)

Location: Kitale, Trans nzoia County - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Gichuki Francis
Executive Officer

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