Key achievement

Leadership in Sport, Beyond Sport winner 2011

Mathare Youth Sports Association

Network Member

Mathare is one of the largest and poorest slums of Africa. It is home to more than 900,000 people living in non-permanent structures without clean water, electricity or sewage systems. Through health education, community libraries, photography, music and dance workshops and, most all, football, Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) is pushing for a better future for Mathare’s youth.


The organisation’s emphasis lies on education and training to equip young people with the skills and confidence to improve their lives and the living conditions of their communities. MYSA’s teams earn points based on the development activities they take part in, which they can then use towards education scholarships.


In addition, MYSA has a specially designed sports programme for underserved children living with disabilities.

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Mathare Youth Sports Association
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"Giving youth in the slums a sporting chance on and off the field."

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