Shauri Yako Community Youth Support Centre (SYSC)

Vision: To empower disadvantaged and marginalized slum youth, women and at-risk families in a sustainable way. Mission: To improve the quality of life for people living in extreme poverty in Nyeri district, Kenya's biggest slum, through social and economic development programs and community services, with a special focus on children, youth and poor women.

Shauri Yako Community Youth Support Centre (SYSC)
Nyeri Complex House, Kimathi Way
Nyeri, Nyeri District P.O. Box 87
Kenya
254 0722 426034
http://www.shauriyakoysc.org/

Chair of Board

Joe Mwai

Management Team

Anthony Mucheru, Eunice Githae, Tirus Ndegwa, Tirus Ndegwa, Martin Muita, Eunice Githae, Agnes Kingori, Jane Muthoni

Board of Directors

Silivia Mwangi, Anthony Mucheru, Ndungu Kahihu, Millicent Kariuki, Eunice Githae, Tirus Ndegwa, Michael Neff, Joe Mwai, Tirus Ndegwa, Martin Muita, Eunice Githae, Agnes Kingori, Jane Muthoni

Project Leaders

Sarah Van Exan

Mission

Vision: To empower disadvantaged and marginalized slum youth, women and at-risk families in a sustainable way. Mission: To improve the quality of life for people living in extreme poverty in Nyeri district, Kenya's biggest slum, through social and economic development programs and community services, with a special focus on children, youth and poor women.

Programs

~ 55% of the population in Nyeri is between 15 and 30 years, unemployed and affected by a high HIV/AIDS infection rate. To help lift childreyouth, women and at-risk families from extreme poverty, SYSC provides programming in: vocational skills training, HIV/AIDS education, testing and home-based care, community health outreach/counseling, food security, self-help for women, youth leadership and environmental stewardship. It also runs a community drop-in centre offer safe refuge from the street.

Statistics on Shauri Yako Community Youth Support Centre (SYSC)

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2010: $25,277
  • Other funding sources: Individual donors, religious organizations, community contributions of gifts
  • Religious Affiliation: None
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