Category: From the Field 137 posts found


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

Grassroot Soccer Celebrates World Malaria Day

April 30, 2018

World Malaria Day in Mozambique Grassroot Soccer’s locally-tailored curriculum provides interactive lessons about malaria: how it is spread, how to prevent it, and… Read More

Living The Three A’s: Kawama’s Story

April 24, 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

Mojalefa’s Story: “I Am Grassroot Soccer”

February 22, 2018

Mojalefa Murubane is a new Programme Facilitator for the GRS Community Responses programme. He worked as a SKILLZ Coach in Alexandra from 2015-2017. Here is… Read More

Quinton Fortune Visits Grassroot Soccer

February 22, 2018

Former Manchester United star and renowned South Africa soccer player Quinton Fortune returned home to South Africa and visited Grassroot Soccer’s innovative adolescent… Read More