NAIROBI, Kenya, November 9-The Mathare Youth and Sports Association (MYSA) on Tuesday launched a 10 year strategic plan.
MYSA Academy David Thiru told Capital Sport that the project outlines the direction the association intends to take to enhance its activities and position as a global leader in linking sports, community leadership and sustainable development.
“Our plan is to take MYSA to another level of efficiency and service provision and to create more role models in Mathare and surrounding areas,” said Thiru.
“We are now in 16 areas around Eastlands so our aim is to solidify our base and do a more efficient job,” he added.
The theme for the 10 year plan is ‘Building Leaders for Today’, a clear departure from the widely held notion that the youth are tomorrow’s leaders.
Thiru said that the organization hopes to see the project replicated across the country.
“We have a lot of demand from Kibera, Kawangware and other parts of the country. We have now established our MYSA Sports and Community Leadership Academy with a curriculum that is ready which will use to train people to develop a programme like MYSA,” said Thiru.
The plan is intended to support the expected growth, to broadening the scope of its partners and introducing new fundraising approaches such as providing sporting consultancy services through MYSA Academy.
It currently has over 25,000 active members, both boys and girls making it by far the largest youth program in the world.