MYSA SLUM AND ENVIRONMENT CLEANUP PROJECT
The Mathare and neighbouring slums are densely populated and the majority of the people are so poor that they have little or nothing to eat. Most live in shacks surrounded by uncollected garbage and human waste and blocked drains are a common problem.
All this contributes to the spread of chronic diseases such as malaria, cholera, tuberculosis (TB) and dysentery which are major causes of disability and even death.
In addition to playing matches every weekend, the MYSA teams undertake garbage cleanup and tree planting projects. Teams earn six league points for each completed project and an individual member earns two points.
We carry out the environmental cleanups in the for zones at different fields yearly
We have been able to reach out to many children and parents through these environmental cleanups. We also train our participants on ways of disposing and recycling the waste for a better and clean community throughout.
“Transforming Lifes One Step at a Time”
MYSA ENVIRONMENT PROJECT
ENVIRONMENT CLEANUP OBJECTIVES
To make sure that the community living in Mathare and neighbouring slums are aware of the importance of environmental conservation by creating regular awareness campaigns on environmental conservation and related health issues in the slums using film, music and dance.
To improve the quality of local playing fields to reduce injuries during MYSA activities through improving the conditions of the 32 MYSA and other school and community playing fields by 2019.
To collect garbage in order to reduce disease and deaths in the slums by mobilizing and organizing weekly community service cleanups in all zones and transporting garbage from the slum to an authorized disposal site on a weekly basis.
To contribute toward fighting climate change due to global warming by planting trees monthly in schools, forests and community fields in Mathare and neighbouring areas.
To create partnerships with local and international schools, colleges and other institutions – Organize regular meetings at least one every 6 months with these institutions and other partners.