Category: From the Field 128 posts found


Making the Cut in Uganda: Findings of VMMC Demand-Creation Work Published

October 15, 2017

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) is widely recognized by public health experts as a key component of HIV prevention.  According to the World Health… Read More

Coach Tacit’s Story: “I Aspired to Become a Change Agent”

September 27, 2017

Tacit Radebe is the Programs Coordinator for Grassroot Soccer in Alexandra, South Africa. After questioning his purpose in life, he became a GRS Coach and… Read More

Coach Tracey’s Story: “Grassroot Soccer Has Changed My Life”

August 15, 2017

Tracey Motaung is a GRS Coach in Gauteng, South Africa, who was recently trained in December 2016. While she has faced many challenges and difficulties in her… Read More

“Young People Can Change South Africa”: On International Youth Day, a Call to Action

August 11, 2017

There’s a chance you’ve heard the name Yamkela Nqweniso. The seventeen-year-old Grassroot Soccer graduate and volunteer is, among other accomplishments, an HIV youth ambassador,… Read More

Grassroot Soccer Hosts Malaria Workshop This Week

July 26, 2017

Participants at a case management group discussion Did you know that nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria? According… Read More

Pursuing Dreams, Defying Expectations: Entle’s Story

June 21, 2017

If someone suggested that soccer is a sport for boys – and boys alone – Entle Lentore would quickly set the record straight. The 13-year-old SKILLZ… Read More

Malaria Photo Essay

May 19, 2017

Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (YEDI) is a Nigerian-run NGO that empowers, educates, and inspires youth and communities using proven models or ideas modified… Read More

Teaming Up on World Malaria Day

April 27, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, was World Malaria Day. As part of our approach to the prevention, testing, and treatment of malaria, Grassroot Soccer continues to partner… Read More

The True Meaning of International Development

April 25, 2017

By Grassroot Soccer Master Coach Nicole Banister Nicole Banister was a third-year Peace Corps Volunteer serving as the Peace Corps Program Assistant and a Master Coach… Read More

USAID Southern Africa features Grassroot Soccer in Photo Essay

April 14, 2017

How can sport save lives? Grassroot Soccer and its mission aim to help answer to that. We are honored to be featured in the vibrant… Read More