Quotes By Members

MYSA leader Maurice Njoroge (25)
Addressing the UNEP Governing Council, February 1997
I am my friends live just a few minutes away from this beautiful UNEP headquarters. My home is Mathare val-ley, one of Africa's largest and poorest slums. Although we live just down the road we have none of the things you have here. We lack clean water, roads, electricity, toilets, garbage collection, health care and security. We try to make the best of what we have but it's hard. Please make sure, in every decision you make at this meeting, that you give the poor, the environment and us - the next generation - a chance for a healthier, longer and productive life.
Girl in the MYSA drama group
Quoted in "Letting Girls Play", 2002
I learned how to coach, how to referee a match and to facilitate a workshop. I have learned many things, es-pecially from the counseling sessions that we attend. We have learned a lot and we use this to counsel kids on the dangers of drugs, glue sniffing and other vices when they come for our drama shows on Saturdays.
Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) Kenya, along Kangundo Road, Nairobi

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