Project #2161

Educate 150 Orphaned Teenage Kenyan Mothers

by Trans-nzoia Youth Sports Association (TYSA)
Nov 2, 2010

Project Feted!

Girls learn about reprodcutive health
Girls learn about reprodcutive health

Key achievements of the Girls Project UN MDG Award Winning Project: The girls Project emerged top in the inaugural UN MDG award 2010 in achieving the Millennium Development Goal No. 3: promoting gender equity and women empowerment. This shows that the project has a had great impact in the lives of the girls in the community and demonstrates that the project is viable and has potential to be replicated. Community prioritizing girls; we have in the last quarter received numerous requests from organizations and institutions to share the experiences of girls empowerment. We have also received referral cases of girls who need TYSA support. The communities are more sensitive to the needs of the girls. The parents have realized the need to support their girls’ development. Girls are now reporting that their parents are now making provisions for sanitary towels and other special needs. This has increased the school attendance. Self Esteem Boosted; Girls are now taking leadership roles in the schools, community and even in the social groups. Some have been elected as chairpersons of their church groups, girl guides, and school prefects and games captains. Self Reliance; for those girls who could not go back to school, have initiated small income generating projects. Elizabeth Wambi is running a small successful horticulture business along river nzoia. Sarah is running a tailoring and dress making business at the community level. As teenage mothers, this is helping them cater for their children needs. TYSA visibility increases; in the last quarter, TYSA has been called upon to share it success stories in empowering girls. We have visited Moving the Goal Post-Kilifi, Society Empowerment Program-Oyugis, and Diocese of lodwar. During the celebrations of the AWARD, various CSOs and Private sector contributed in making the day a success. They gave in resources to help in logistics. The media coverage on K24 and The daily People has increased our visibility in the country. The TYSA value based sports approach has become a powerful tool for social change. The demand for it is growing day by day Girls Camp Held Sexual abuse and violence are serious problems that transcend racial, economic, social and regional lines. Violence is frequently directed toward females youth, who lack the economic and social status to resist or avoid it. Adolescents and young women, in particular, may experience abuses in the form of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, sexual exploitation, and/or female genital mutilation. The camp aimed to build the capacity of girls aged 15 to 24 to make informed decisions regarding their sexuality and use defensive techniques/skills in cases of attempts of sexual abuse. 60 girls participated in this camp. We want to thank all of you who have

Girls in a workshop
Girls in a workshop
A girl enjoys nature at the excursion in cherangan
A girl enjoys nature at the excursion in cherangan
girls adventure at nzoia river
girls adventure at nzoia river

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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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