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Where We Work

West Africa

Grassroot Soccer & ExxonMobil Foundation Tackling Malaria Grassroot Soccer teamed up with the ExxonMobil Foundation in 2011 to develop a soccer-based malaria and HIV prevention curriculum to be implemented by local organizations in Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, and Tanzania. The program has [...]

South Africa

Programs in South Africa Grassroot Soccer has been operating in South Africa since 2006, and set up its African headquarters in Cape Town in 2008. Following the successful design and implementation of the DeBeers Pilot Project in the Northern Cape [...]

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is Grassroot Soccer’s maiden program and was launched in January of 2003. To date, over 41,000 youth have graduated from our Zimbabwe program. In addition, GRS Zimbabwe and our strategic partners have tested 1700 people for HIV through our [...]

Zambia

In February, 2005 Grassroot Soccer (GRS) established a flagship site in Lusaka, Zambia. As a bustling urban center, Lusaka faces the staggering challenges HIV poses to many large cities in southern Africa. At the end of 2005, UNICEF estimated the [...]

Global Partnerships

GRS believes in sharing its curriculum and model in order to achieve greater scale and impact. In order to do this effectively, we provide technical assistance (TA) to like-minded organizations that deliver locally-driven sport-based education programs. By working alongside local [...]

Peace Corps Communities

Grassroot Soccer works with Peace Corps volunteers in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean to deliver HIV prevention education to youth in some of the most remote, under-resourced areas of the world. This partnership changes the lives of young people in communities hardest hit by [...]