MYSA Football For Hope Centre

Football for Hope is a movement that uses the power of the game for social development.

Games Played yearly
Library Attendance yearly
People Tested for Hiv Yearly
Kids u10 years participating yearly

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 The aim of the campaign is to create twenty Football for Hope Centres for public health, education and football in disadvantaged African communities as a legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup on the African continent.

MYSA Football For Hope Centre

It is led by FIFA; world football’s governing body, and streetfootballworld, a centre of expertise that supports a global network of local organizations in the field of development through football. “20 Centres for 2010” is the name of the Official Campaign of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™.

The infrastructure of the MYSA Football for Hope Centre consist of a building with facilities dedicated to education and public health as well as of a small-size artificial turf pitch (40x20m). The MYSA Football for Hope Centre targets girls and boys offering services and programming in the areas of public health, education and football as well as a youth development initiative and secondly a place to join together around football. The centre uses football as a tool for social change and mainly serves as a place where the local communities gather and access public health and education services, thus improving basic education, preventing diseases and promoting health care as well as encouraging the social integration of minorities and disadvantaged populations.

Since its inception, Mathare Football for Hope Centre has been linking football with health and education with the sole aim of addressing the social challenges that we face both as individuals and the communities that we come from. By providing a safe space and continuously professionally managing the Centre, the project has been able to and continues to engage young people mostly between the ages of 10 to 18 years in to various activities through their interest in to football thus being able to be impacted with both football and life skills.

With our ever friendly and dedicated staff and volunteers at the Centre, we continue to offer treatment and care for HIV positive patients and organize support groups for them among other health services that we offer as well as enhance our relationship with the Ministry of Health.

Today, schools are able to access curriculum books at the Centre’s library as well as engage their pupils in different library activities.

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