Key achievement

Leadership in Sport, Beyond Sport winner 2011

Mathare Youth Sports Association

Network Member

For the past two decades, the Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) has been helping young people become responsible citizens and develop healthy bodies and spirits. Its activities include providing training and organising tournaments within the most deprived slums of Nairobi. Young people are involved in leadership training, environmental clean-ups, HIV/AIDS awareness programmes and other community service activities. MYSA has thousands of young participants in the football programme.


In cooperation with participating schools, MYSA has also devised a special curriculum for training teachers, who are encouraged to incorporate the organisation’s message and methods into their schools’ agendas.


MYSA is host of the Mathare Football for Hope Centre.

Social Topics

Peace Building
Social Integration
Youth leadership


Mathare Youth Sports Association
Henry Majale

Latest From Mathare Youth Sports Association

"Giving youth in the slums a sporting chance on and off the field."

MYSA Motto
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