Category: From the Field 133 posts found


“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

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