Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA)

Some of the poorest people in the world live in the Mathare Valley slums in Nairobi, and over half of them are children. MYSA was created as a small self-help prograrmne by local youth to organize their own slum clean-up projects and sports leagues.

Today, with 20 leagues, 225 teams and more than 4,000 players, MYSA has become one of the largest youth sports organizations in Africa. Every weekend nearly 1,500 children tackle two major causes of the high rates of disease and deaths, by clearing garbage and drainage ditches and participating in sports activities.

Additional Info

  • Location:


    Box 69038 - Nairobi 00622 Kenya

  • Phone Number: 254-20-241-6651 / +254-20-2416652
  • Fax Number: 254-20-241-6653
  • E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Website: MYSA Webpage