Equip Manyatta

Equip Manyatta is a charity organization created to assist a community-based organization in Western Kenya, the Manyatta Youth Resource Center (MYRC). The officers of Equip Manyatta were instrumental in assisting community members in Kisumu to establish the MYRC. The mission of the MYRC is to increase opportunities for youth living in the slums of Manyatta, Kisumu to participate in sporting activities and the performing arts, to provide health education, support school attendance, and to build the organization into a self sustaining enterprise. Manyatta is the largest slum in Western Kenya and is home to over 60,000 people living in an area of five square miles with little in the way of u...
Drama, Dance, Music, & Sport for Kisumu Youth
 
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The Manyatta Youth Resource Centre serves over 200 youth from the slums of the 3rd largest city in Kenya. MYRC fields award winning dance teams, organizes drama groups to bring peace, health, and anti-drop-out messages to schools, helps artists record and perform their music, provides soccer teams, sponsors school tuition, pays for books, and mobilizes clean-up days. The activities provide productive choices, increase self-esteem, develop skills, and diminish the likelihood of violence. project reportread updates from the field

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