Project #2161

Educate 150 Orphaned Teenage Kenyan Mothers

by Trans-nzoia Youth Sports Association (TYSA)
Jun 29, 2010

University is the next stage for Mercy!


Mercy Next Level Mercy Ipara traces her quest for Higher Education in 2008. It was here when she first interacted with TYSA. She has never looked back since then. Today, her smiles tell it all! University is her next step.

Mercy, a first born daughter of a teen mother, has gone through good and bad times. ‘It has not been bed of roses. Times were hard and frustrating. I was more often alone and had many thoughts crossing my mind’ Mercy

‘In 2007, after completing my O level secondary examinations, I was just confined at home and did know what was happening out there. One day, I went to the TYSA sports ground to know what goes on there. I met some many girls and boys having fun playing football and others playing with kids.’ Mercy It was at this encounter with TYSA that mercy remembers with vividly to date. ‘I thought for a while. Why are all these girls and boys here! There is something good in this organization’ said Mercy. Since then Mercy has never looked back. She joined other girls with similar background, some even who had babies and were back to school. ‘Iam encouraged here. Even a teen mother has gone back to school to study! That is great! Exclaims Mercy

In 2008, Mercys’ desire to go for higher education grew day by day. With her O level grades, she could not access university education in Kenya. She consulted with TYSA Director on what she could do. Through TYSA network in East Africa, a high school was now available for her in Uganda. She enrolled in Mashariki High School in the out skirts of Kampala. It is here that she worked hard and got 2 principals and 3 pass of 13 points end of last year. We want to join Mercy in celebrating her achievements so far. Her focus is awesome! We want to wish her all the best as she now focuses on her university education.

All these could not be possible without our dear friends through Globalgiving who have tirelessly denied themselves and given some funds to ensure Mercy and other girls get access to education. Part yourselves at the back for this great achievement. Your funds have not gone to waste.

Mercy joins a growing number of TYSA beneficiaries who are now accessing university education. Lilian and Simon are already in the university under taking their undergraduate degrees in education and computer science respectively. Simon is in Jomo Kenyatta University and Lillian is in Moi University.

Next week, TYSA and the local community has organized a thanks giving party to celebrate Mercy, Lilian and Simon achievements so far. Join us.

Your continued support to this project will ensure girls like Mercy get to the highest level of education

Mercy Results slip showing her performance
Mercy Results slip showing her performance

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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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