This publication seeks to illustrate an example of youth-led development, by showcasing how youth have contributed and are contributing to community development in Mlango Kubwa, a ward in the Mathare slums of Nairobi, Kenya.
The publication presents the story and function of the community-based organization Mathare Environmental Conservation Youth Group (MECYG). The focus of the data collection is to map the previous and current functions of MECYG, and show how their work has contributed to development in their community. Primary data was collected through semi-structured interviews with members of the youth group as well as with members of the community. Secondary data was collected from existing research and reports on Mathare and Youth-Led development.