Last ned komplett presentasjon av MYSA (PDF)

On the field

  • Over 25,000 active boys and girls on over 1,800 teams
  • Over 140 leagues in 16 zones with over 12,000 matches annually
  • Coaches and referees trained by Dutch KNVB Academy and six earned UEFA B licences
  • 14 boys and 9 girls won football scholarships to colleges in Norway and the USA
  • Over 25% of all Kenyan Premier League players are from MYSA
  • In 2009 Doreen Nabwire became the first female from East Africa to play in Europe
  • Over 40 alumni played abroad, including Dennis Oliech (Auxerre) and Macdonald Mariga (Inter)

Off the field

  • Since 1987 MYSA pioneered the linking of self-help youth sports with community service
  • There are now over 200 sport for development organizations and projects worldwide
  • All teams earn league points in slum garbage and environmental cleanup projects
  • Over 1,500 youth trained on coaching, refereeing and AIDS prevention
  • Over 500 disabled youth participate annually in sports and community activities
  • Six slum libraries and study halls are run by youth with library management training
  • Hundreds of child labourers helped to stop working and return to school
  • Over 500 youth earn annual leadership awards to help them stay in school
  • Regular feeding, sports and other activities for hundreds of jailed kids
  • Hundreds of jailed kids have been reunited with their families in Nairobi and upcountry
  • Music, dance, drumming, drama and gymnastics groups organize over 100 performances annually
  • Shootback project trains over 20 youth annually in photography and film
  • Annual children’s arts festivals held in Mathare and feature in the Children’s Festival in Norway
  • Similar projects helped to start in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan


  • MYSA is owned and run by the youth themselves
  • The average age of the elected leaders, volunteer organizers and coaches is 16 years
  • Over half of all elected leaders are girls, including the present Executive Council Chair
  • 54 full-time staff who are recruited from the top MYSA Leadership Awards winners
  • Revenue is around Ksh 100 million (US$ 1.2m) a year and is audited annually

International awards on the field

  • 1990-11 Ranked 2nd to a Brazilian club in gold medals won at the Norway Cup
  • 1992 Eco Youth Games Champions during the United Nations Earth Summit in Brazil
  • 2004-11 MYSA boys and girls teams won more East African Cup medals than any other club
  • 2006 StreetFootballWorld Champions at the FIFA World Cup in Germany
  • 2010 FIFA Football for Hope Champions at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa

International awards off the field

  • 1992 UNEP Global 500 Award for environmental innovation/achievement (Rio de Janeiro)
  • 1999 Global Help for Self-Help Prize by the Strømme Foundation (Oslo)
  • 1999 MYSA/Brumunddal project cited as model in European Year against Racism (Strasbourg)
  • 2001 First CAF/African Youth Development Award (Johannesburg)
  • 2003 Prince Claus Award for cultural achievement (Amsterdam)
  • 2004 World Sports Academy/Laureus Sport for Good Award (Lisbon)
  • 2004 International Fair Play Prize (Athens)
  • 2008 Score4Africa Award for best/most innovative environmentally sustainable project (London)
  • 2010 Common Ground Award for community and peace building achievements (Washington)
  • 2011 Beyond Sport Judges Award for Leadership in Sport (Cape Town)