Football for Hope Centre Host
Mathare Youth Sport Association, Mathare, Kenya
Focus
HIV/Aids awareness, voluntary counselling and testing and promoting a healthy lifestyle
Period of funding
2014 – to date
Amount funded
R585,927
Areas of funding
HIV/Aids, Vet afternoon classes
Target age group
4 - 22 yrs
ABOUT MATHARE YOUTH SPORT ASSOCIATION
The organisation seeks to empower young people through sport to fulfill their potential and achieve their dreams. The organization is based in Mathare, just outside Nairobi, a group of some of the largest, and poorest, slums in Africa. More than 900,000 people call these slums their home. When you grow up in a place like this, it can be hard to be optimistic about your future. MYSA offers the young people of Mathare hope, and the opportunity for a better life. The organisation uses sport, particularly football, which it combines with community outreach and development activities, to give young people the skills and confidence they need to aim higher, achieve more and improve their lives.