HABA NA HABA

Just like sport, arts activities such as dance, drama and music, are really good ways of reaching out to people, bringing people together and helping people develop as individuals.

Haba Na Haba is our arts and culture programme, which:

  • Empowers young people to express and develop their artistic potential
  • Educates the community through music, drama and dance

Empowering Youth

There are Haba na Haba groups spread throughout the 16 MYSA zones. These groups participate in dance, drama, puppetry, music and acrobatics training. They put on regular performances which are attended by their parents, friends and other people in the communities where they live. Each year we organise performing arts workshops run by professional performers or teachers to inspire our talented members and teach them new skills. Four workshops are held each year covering music, dance, drama and puppetry, and acrobatics. Some Haba na Haba participants get the chance to go to Norway for the Barn er Bra Exchange. This annual exchange brings together young artists from all over the world to learn from one another and showcase their talents. Our members who take part in the exchange have a rare opportunity to travel abroad and learn about the cultures and traditions of their Norwegian counterparts.​

In the Community

Every Saturday our Haba na Haba project holds a two hour Participatory Educative Theatre (PET) show in a public space in one of the zones. The aim is to raise awareness amongst people in the communities where we live about important social issues such as HIV/AIDs, alcohol and drug abuse, and gender equality. The PET shows are also used as an opportunity to educate communities about long held traditions from the area that might otherwise be forgotten. The highly popular shows present these issues as part of a play, dance routine or musical performance. Audiences from local communities come along and work with the performers to decide how the problems or issues that are highlighted should be resolved. Often there is a lively debate and Haba na Haba peer educators and counsellors have the opportunity to talk in more detail about the issues raised. PET shows also take place in schools, focusing mainly on reproductive health education, which is not taught as part of the curriculum. All teachers and students attend the shows and discussions between performers, teachers and students are actively encouraged.

Watoto WanaSay Festival

This is an annual children’s arts festival organised by our members. Young people and their parents can come along and try out new musical instruments, singing and dancing. There are also exhibits to raise awareness about key social issues affecting our communities. The event is organised by young people. A boy and a girl are selected from each of the 16 MYSA zones to be on the organising committee. This is a fantastic opportunity for the young people to learn invaluable leadership, teamwork and organisational skills. Some of these children go on to form Haba na Haba groups in their own areas of the slums.

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  • The 33rd MYSA annual championships ended in pomp and color as the champions played their hearts out to emerge winners and take home their trophies. 
Her excellency H.E Lisa Stadelbauer - Canadian High Commissioner graced  the event as the chief guest.

The 2019 MYSA Champions are:
Kayole United - Under 14 boys
Ruaraka Girls - Under 14 Girls
UEFA Despanol (Umoja) - Under 12 Boys
Dadstar Queens ( Dandora)- Under 12 Girls. 
Special thanks to @uefa_foundation and all the guests who graced the occasion.
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  • Through the MYSA Community Health&SRH program our youth are educated about HIV&AIDs and are encouraged to get tested and know their status. We strongly believe that step by step our communities can make a difference.

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  • Over 16 and Under16 Championship finals Updates!
This year 4 teams were crowned champions of the 33rd MYSA championship.
Ruaraka Girls - O-16
Akapela (Githurai) - O-16
TAS (Dandora)  U-16
Mbotela Starlets- U-16
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  • Championship Updates! 
We celebrated the #UniversalChildrenDay with our Under-16 and Under-14 Semifinals. 
The young lads displayed spectacular football as they fought for a spot in the finals. 
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  • 33rd Edition : MYSA "Sports for All" Annual Championship Updates! 
The O-16 Category semifinals was filled with lots of actions as the best teams battled for a spot in the finals. 
From the O-16 Girls :Ruaraka Girls and Future Golden (Pumwani) will face each other in the finals 
While from the O-16 Boys: Akapela (Githurai) and Eleven Brothers (Mathare North)  will face each other. 
We look forward to the Finals which will take place on 30th November at Babadogo grounds. 
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  • 33rd Edition : MYSA "Sports for All" Annual Championship!  Updates. 
Yesterday was packed with action from our U-16 and U-14 Girls categories. The girls played in both Komarock and Githurai Grounds.

Tomorrow we head to Babadogo grounds for the 0-16 category  semi finals. 
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  • 33rd Edition : MYSA "Sports for All" Annual Championship Updates! Under -16 boys category .

Although the field today wasn't very friendly the young men were adamant towards their goal to get through to the semi finals.

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  • 33rd Edition : MYSA "Sports for All" Annual Championship Updates!
It was an action packed day at MYSA Komarock Field as the young girls contested for a slot in the finals.
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  • 33rd Edition : MYSA "Sports for All" Annual Championship Updates!

Our U-12 girls were so determined to do their best and showcase their skills that Even the Weather Could not Stop them.
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  • 33rd Edition : MYSA "Sports for All" Annual Championship Updates! 
From the O-16 Girls category; Ruaraka Girls, Kayole, Bafana Starlets (Kahawa Group) and Terror Squad (Mwiki) managed  to qualify for the semifinals .
The Semifinals will take place on 20th November at Babadogo grounds. 
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