Youth and Child Rights
Over 70% of Eastland`s which mainly consist of the underprivileged communities of Nairobi, families are headed by single hardworking mothers who have been abandoned by their husbands and mostly operate small scale businesses to earn some small income to sustain their families. Many of the youth have been trapped in this vicious cycle of poverty which offer them a short and harsh life span marked by prostitution, violent robbery, drug and alcohol abuse, teenage pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, gender based violence, sexual harassment, sexual violence, Rape, early pregnancy, child neglect and abuse.
According to the resent population statistics, over 60% of Kenya is under 35 year, more than half the population is children with few or no recreational facilities for physical and social development.MYSA sports programme to date involve more than 30,000 boys and girls from these communities who participate and help to test and develop the many different talents within the community
It is on this back drop that MYSA established the Youth Rights and Protection project to inform, sensitize, create clear reporting procedures, safe spaces, identify referral hospitals and centers and advocate for the children rights. This is done by the child protection committee who are within the 16 MYSA Zones for easier accessibility and service delivery