Dandora Dumpsite Rehabilitation Group (DADREG) is a community based organisation founded by young people who because of poverty dropped out of school to scavenge in the streets and dumpsite. The organisation was founded in 2009 by a group of youth who used to leave in the streets, and because of harsh life in the streets decided to come together to help themselves and their community.
The name Dandora Dumpsite Rehabilitation Group came about because the youth who founded this organisation used to leave in the streets but work in the Dandora Dumpsite, the largest dumpsite where all the wastes (industrial and domestics) are dumped in. Dumpsite was their work place despite the many hazards that they face, while leaving in the streets was not an option for they did not have anywhere to call home.
In order to bring young people out of dumpsite, we started with sports and education. Engaging these young people in sports and education has offered them unique opportunities to foster critical life skills, such as the ability to work as a team and face challenges with confidence and courage. Young people, especially girls in the streets and dumpsites have few opportunities in life. DADREG aims to provide these them chance in life to use sports in giving them the necessary skills and exposure and education.