Help 800 Kenyan Children with Disabilities

by Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA)

Summary

This project aims to improve the quality of life of 800 children with disabilities living in the slums of Nairobi by improving their physical activity level and by promoting an inclusive society.
$50,000
total goal
$49,174
remaining
20
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

In Nairobi (Kenya), Mathare Valley is the oldest and worst slum in Africa. In these areas, the rights of people with disabilities are not respected. Daily, they face discrimination and lack of access to services and facilities. Many children with disabilities are treated as outcast, kept hidden in the houses. The project aims to use sport as a tool to improve the quality of people with disabilities.

Solution

“Weekly Recreation Days” will be organized where a number of adapted sports will be proposed to the children with disabilities. Besides, monthly information meetings will be held within the communities to raise awareness on disability issues.

Long-Term Impact

The project aims to improve the quality of life of 800 children with disabilities, to build capacity and raise awareness on disability issues among 40 volunteers and 1500 community members (on a yearly-basis).

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

Organization website

Organization Information

Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA)

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.mysakenya.org
Project Leader:
Ismail Hussein
MYSA special events department
Nairobi, Kenya

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This project is no longer accepting donations.

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