Education
 Kenya
Project #2161

Educate 150 Orphaned Teenage Kenyan Mothers

by Trans-nzoia Youth Sports Association (TYSA)
Vetted
Mar 19, 2010

Your Donations Save a girl from early marriage

Mss Sadia saved from early marriage
Mss Sadia saved from early marriage

Whisked from an Exam Room by Dad to be Married

In 1998, Sadia Wario, now aged 25 did her Kenya Certificate of Primary School and got a total of 358 points out of 700. Sadia comes from Marsabit district Eastern Province, a semi arid area

Sadia was admitted at Siakago Girls, a Provincial school in Eastern Province. This is where her miseries started.

Her parents refused to take her to this great school which has produced some of great leaders in Kenya. Reason: ‘If my daughter crosses Isiolo border, she will become a prostitute. I am not ready to take her to that school’ Father Sadia

With her great points, her parents took her to a local school that didn’t have any infrastructure the rural area. No laboratory, No dormitory. Classrooms were used as dormitories at Night.

After four years (2002) of studying in a hardship environment, Sadia managed to secure a D+ grade in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. This is too far below her full potential.

Out of a family of 8, (3 girls & 5 boys) Sadia is the 3rd Born. Only two have accessed secondary school i.e. Sadia and her younger brother. Two boys have so far not proceeded to secondary school. Two girls decided to get married after completing class 8.

‘After completing form four, I worked in a construction firm and managed to save Ksh 12,000. I went to my father and told him, I had secured a college to train as a Pharmacist. He took the cash I had and promised to assist. After three months in college in Nairobi, my dad told me that he was no longer capable of supporting me. He came to the classroom when it was on and whisked me away while I was doing my exams. I was put into a vehicle to Marsabit, a 48 hour drive from Nairobi. However it took me 7 days to get to marsabit as the car broke down. All these time, I didn’t have any money with me. I had to rely on good will of other passengers’ Ms Sadia

Back in Marsabit 2003, the parents of Sadia were not friendly which forced her to move to a neighbour for 6 months to seek refugee. I remember with nostalgia, when my father said to me. ‘I have educated you so far, I don’t want to see you in my home. Go and get married. I need Cows Now’ Father Sadia.

Following the above incident, Ms Sadia went to Moyale (a 48 hours drive) to stay with her Aunty for two years. While there, Sadia attend a workshop on HIV/AIDS. The little allowance she got from the workshop enabled her to travel to Nairobi where she undertook a basic computer course.

Ms Sadia heard about TYSA work and she was quite impressed with the TYSA girls’ project which is supporting girls to realise their dreams. She travelled to Nairobi, the project has been helping her to stay safe from danger of early marriage. She is staying with her Cousin together with her other two girls whom they run away with from Marsabit. Sadia and her friends depend on your donations for meals, rent and transport. ‘My wish is to go back to college and continued with my studies. I want one day to go back to Marsabit and support thousands of girls whose future has been curtailed by early marriages’ Ms Sadia

With your donations, Ms Sadia will be able to realize her dream. Make your donation today!

Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Trans-nzoia Youth Sports Association (TYSA)

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

Funded Project!

Thanks to 439 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.

Still want to help?

Find another project in Kenya or in Education that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.