Project #2161

Educate 150 Orphaned Teenage Kenyan Mothers

by Trans-nzoia Youth Sports Association (TYSA)
Feb 24, 2011

Completed Secondary Education at Last!

Ann (Left) with her mother
Ann (Left) with her mother

When the post election violence struck in Kenya, things changed  for Ann. Her education was put in jeopardy. Her dream of completing her education was  in doubt.

Ann could not comprehend the situation at that time. The parents were separated by the ethnic tension. To date, Ann stays with her mother in a market place near TYSA offices. Through this project, Ann was recruited and given psychosial support including counselling. This helped Ann adjust her self and concentrated on her education. The project supported her to continue with her education.

Last year, Ann did her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. She is looking forward for some good results to enable her undertake a course. Ann also took advantage of the computer training course which was offered by TYSA in December 2010 and January 2011.

'I am very excited by the great support I have received from TYSA. I have enjoyed very warm relationship with other girls in the project. I don't know what would have happened to me if TYSA did not support me. Thank you to all those who have supported TYSA and me.' Ann. We do hope to continue to support Ann continue with her education.

This project continue to offer very vital support to the daughters of teen mother and their daughters. The project has continued to reach out to more vulnerable girls in the community. The project has become an icon of hope for more girls leaving in the rural area of Trans-nzoia County. We are now reaching out to girls in the neigbouring county of West Pokot where girls especially teen mothers need educational support.

TYSA wants to thank all of you for your continued support which has continued to impact positively on the lives of many teen mothers, vulnerable girls and children.

We want to invite you On March 16, is matching at 30% all online donations up to $1,000 per donor per project!  There is $75,000 available in matching funds on March 16.  Once these matching funds are used, we will no longer be matching.   
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TYSA is always greatful to your continued support and suggestions on how to improve our project

Ann learning computer
Ann learning computer

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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
Kitale, Kenya

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Thanks to 433 donors like you, a total of $30,138 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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