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Mission Statement

MYTO Vision Statement

We envision a community in which youth, women and children are able to facilitate their own development. To transform youths from uncalled for social interaction to capable youths who can be a resource to society.

Description

In 2004, Mathare was one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Nairobi. According to Mathare residents, there were frequent muggings, rapes, and drug deals. Mathare resident Ben Ochieng decided to start a youth group to do development work in the community after seeing TV documentaries about youth groups starting development projects in other parts of Kenya. Together with Elizabeth Otieno and Okidi Onesmus, he founded the Mathare Youth Talented Organization (MYTO) on May 2 nd, 2004. Their mission statement is "to transform youths from uncalled for social interaction to capable youths who can be a resource to society."

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Website

http://www.mathareyouthtalented.org/

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Reviews

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Would you recommend Mathare Youth Talented Organisation?

by Jeannette A. from NZ (Administrator for this Organization) (2016-10-30 13:27:14.0)
Ben and the people of MYTO are incredibly friendly and generous (while they have almost nothing) and their enthusiasm and commitment for making a difference to the lives of the vulnerable young people in their community is truly inspiring. Because of my physical disability, I didn't actually live with them, but to truly understand and experience the lives (and the needs) of this community, living with them is a great option. This is a life changing experience and I can't think of anything more rewarding.
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