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Grassroot Soccer Celebrates 10 Years of Partnering with the ExxonMobil Foundation and Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative

April 28, 2021

A game of bed net ball helps participants understand how bed nets keep people safe from mosquitoes. April 25 was World Malaria Day, when we… Read More

International Women’s Day: Collective Action and Communities

March 8, 2021

NHC Chairperson Margaret Phiri (left) and Lead Mentor/SKILLZ Plus Coach Tandose Banda (right) Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, adolescents in Africa faced the greatest burden… Read More

Above All, Hope: 2020 in Review

December 22, 2020

Grassroot Soccer Coach Nomthandazo Ndlovu in Bulawayo, Zimababwe (Photo captured by Slingshot Media prior to COVID-19) It’s been a tough year for all of us;… Read More

United for Hope: Grassroot Soccer Virtual World AIDS Day Gala Raises Over $1 Million to Improve the Lives of Youth

December 3, 2020

“18 years ago it would have been hard to imagine that today we’d have the support of so many world class athletes, a Nobel… Read More

In Conversation on International Day of the Girl: GRS and a Gorongosa Game Changer

October 9, 2020

By Nicole Banister, Partnerships Coordinator  Of the 2.7 million young people Grassroot Soccer (GRS) has reached globally with comprehensive health and life skills education, 55%… Read More

Ensuring the Rights of Girls Through the Grassroot Soccer 3A’s Approach

October 9, 2020

On International Day of the Girl and amid an ongoing global pandemic, Grassroot Soccer (GRS) affirms its commitment to advancing the rights of adolescent girls… Read More

Grassroot Soccer Innovates in Response to COVID-19

September 30, 2020

COVID-19 has called for resilience, compassion, and adaptability from all of us. The world as we know it has changed, and youth in Africa are… Read More

New SKILLZ Magazines Reaching Thousands of Youth In Zimbabwe

August 29, 2020

With COVID-19 precautions forcing the closing of schools throughout Zimbabwe, the GRS team knew that it was critical to ensure that youth were still able… Read More

YRHA Spotlight: Thubelihle Nkala

August 24, 2020

Editor’s note: The following first-person entry is part of a recurring series detailing the experiences of Grassroot Soccer (GRS) Youth Reproductive Health Assistants (YRHAs). A different… Read More

YRHA Spotlight: Norleen Takaendesa

August 24, 2020

Editor’s note: The following first-person entry is part of a recurring series detailing the experiences of Grassroot Soccer (GRS) Youth Reproductive Health Assistants (YRHAs). A different… Read More