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Image: If you can see it, you can be it. It’s a simple idea that can change the world.

Young people need to see a healthy future for themselves. They need to see themselves in the leaders of today so that they can be the leaders of tomorrow.   Read More...


Image: Grassroot Soccer at SA AIDS: Talking Points and Takeaways Grassroot Soccer (GRS) joined thought leaders, scientists for the ninth-annual SA AIDS Conference in Durban

It was with great excitement that Grassroot Soccer (GRS) joined thought leaders, scientists, medical practitioners, and influential stakeholders for the ninth-annual SA AIDS Conference in Durban. The biannual conference is the second-largest HIV conference in the world and brings together more than 3,000 people, 25% of whom represent countries other than South Africa. During our time at the conference, GRS had the privilege of sharing two poster presentations.   Read More...


Image: Grassroot Soccer Training Fellow Selected as a Laureus YES Change Agent Thabile Nene, Grassroot Soccer Training Fellow – Partnerships, was selected as a Laureus Youth Empowerment through Sport (YES) Change Agent.

She had the opportunity to be a facilitator at their YES training camp held February 8–13 in Cape Town, South Africa. The YES training camp is the official internal mentorship program for the South African foundation. Thabile shares her reflections below.   Read More...


Image: Dreams have no gender Grassroot Soccer! Ensuring young people can become agents of change

It’s so important for men and boys to be advocates for gender equality. By supporting the work of Grassroot Soccer, you’ll be enabling boys and young men to develop positive perceptions of themselves and their female counterparts; to rethink what it means to be a man; and to promote healthy and protective behaviors around sexual violence, substance abuse, power, and other sensitive topics. You’ll also be strengthening the educational and sexual and reproductive health assets of girls.   Read More...


Image: Quinton Fortune Visits Grassroot Soccer Soccer player Quinton Fortune returns and visited Grassroot Soccer’s innovative adolescent health and soccer programming in Khayelitsha, Cape Town

Former Manchester United star and renowned South Africa soccer player Quinton Fortune returned home to South Africa and visited Grassroot Soccer’s innovative adolescent health and soccer programming in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Fortune’s impressive career has included massive success with Manchester United and participation in the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cup competitions.   Read More...


Image: Stars Come Out to Mark World AIDS Day at Grassroot Soccer Gala David Beckham and Rachel Riley headlined fundraising event on1st December, to mark this year’s World AIDS Day.

Celebrities, footballers, and leaders in business and media came together to support a fundraising gala evening for Grassroot Soccer at 8 Northumberland, in London’s West End. Grassroot Soccer uses soccer as a platform to educate over 2 million young people in 50 countries around the world about health issues, including the dangers and preventative measures of one of the greatest health challenges in Africa: AIDS. More than 300 guests attended and the World AIDS Day Gala raised £600,000, which will make a significant impact in the lives of thousands of youth.   Read More...


Image: GRASSROOTS looks back on 2017 & everything your support has accomplished.. Continued generosity enables us to stand beside youth on the front lines of HIV, AIDS, and malaria prevention.

The past year has been filled with milestones, triumphs, and new goals. Your continued generosity enables us to stand beside youth on the front lines of HIV, AIDS, and malaria prevention and provide empowering lessons surrounding youth development, sexual and reproductive health, and gender-based violence.   Read More...


Image: Be Bold For Change - International Women's Day International Women’s Day greetings from Lilongwe, Malawi! I’m here as part of a trip to several African countries

This is to check in with our Grassroot Soccer teams and participants, and to meet some of our fantastic implementing partners. My favorite part of spending time at our programs is the inspiring people I get to meet.
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Image: Grassroot Soccer Coaches are making a real difference One thing that always shines through is just how effective our Coaches are in being role models

Every day, throughout Africa and the world, Grassroot Soccer Coaches are making a real difference in the lives of young people.
Let's Help Them Do Even More.   Read More...


Image: Meet Ng'onga We’re celebrating the #RoadtoRio by aiming to raise funds to reach 1,000 more youth during the final build-up to the Games

Meet Ng’onga Mutale, one of many young people that you have impacted through your generous support of Grassroot Soccer (GRS). Ng’onga is 18 years old, lives in Lusaka, Zambia, graduated from a GRS health education program, and recently completed her secondary education. Here’s what she had to say about the impact of GRS on her life   Read More...


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