Category: From the Field 141 posts found


In Faith’s Words: “I Am Special, Unique, and Beautiful”

May 30, 2019

SKILLZ Girl participants in Zimbabwe The reflections below are from a high school participant named Faith on her experience in a girls-focused Grassroot Soccer… Read More

Partnering to End Malaria Through the 3A’s of Adolescent Health

April 25, 2019

SKILLZ Malaria Coaches and participants in Papua New Guinea Today is World Malaria Day! Together with the… Read More

Looking Forward to a Brighter Future

March 27, 2019

Below is story from a SKILLZ Plus participant in Zambia. SKILLZ Plus is a Grassroot Soccer (GRS) program that provides interactive, evidence-based curriculum for… Read More

How the Grassroot Soccer Culture is Working To End Gender-Based Violence

January 10, 2019

Highlighting the GRS approach at 8th Annual United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Global Forum  Participants at the 8th Annual United Nations Alliance of… Read More

Know Your Status: A Grassroot Soccer Photo Essay

November 30, 2018

At Grassroot Soccer, we believe knowledge is power. This knowledge includes knowing your HIV status. Yet according to UNAIDS, 25% of people living with… Read More

“I discovered my true self”: Coach Cleo’s Story

October 23, 2018

It’s universal: Adolescence can be a tricky time, regardless of where you live. In many parts of the world, youth are disproportionately impacted by increased… Read More

Grassroot Soccer Participant makes “boss move” through voluntary circumcision

October 23, 2018

The impact of Grassroot Soccer programming can be traced back to an approachable yet intricate concept: The Three A’s. Each of these pillars – Assets,… Read More

Meet Coach Florence Tembo: “Life Has Not Been an Easy Journey”

August 29, 2018

Florence Tembo is a dedicated 20 year-old business lady in Lusaka, Zambia. Like other Grassroot Soccer Coaches she’s a self-motivated young… Read More

SKILLZ Guyz Success Stories: “I’m a Changed Person”

July 12, 2018

About the Dreams Have No Gender campaign: You can help equalize the game for boys and girls in southern Africa who face significant adolescent health… Read More

“A Perfect Mindset is a Positive Mindset”: Meet Hope Peter

May 23, 2018

Hope Peter, 17 years old,  is a Grassroot Soccer participant from Soweto, South Africa. Since grade 6, she has participated… Read More