TYSA’s theory of change is anchored on the premise that every child is unique and possess different abilities and talents and therefore should not be condemned and or ridiculed as a result of societal assumptions, beliefs, expectations and stereotyping.

TYSA therefore commits to working with and reaching out to children and youth who are marginalized and vulnerable, those that slip through already weak social safety nets.

TYSA believes that rapid and enduring change is possible when individual talents and abilities are identified and nurtured; when education is made accessible; when children and youth are offered safe spaces and when the individual is included and given a voice in decision making.

TYSA believes in the unique and dynamic power of value based sports and art for self-discovery and advancement, individual and community transformation, the ability of sports to motivate learning, healthy lifestyles, building character, citizenship and a gateway to a world of new opportunities.