Category: From the Field 128 posts found


Dreams Have No Gender

April 10, 2017

Grassroot Soccer Coach Zeze’s story explores how gender norms and stereotypes in a typically gendered sport such as soccer can be harmful to girls, and… Read More

Celebrating the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace While Creating Opportunities for Girls

April 4, 2017

The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) on April 6 is an annual celebration of the power of sport to drive… Read More

One Week Into SKILLZ+, Youth Participant Has New Outlook

March 28, 2017

One of the most powerful aspects of Grassroot Soccer’s SKILLZ+ program is the encouragement provided by SKILLZ+ Coaches.  These HIV+ role models identify… Read More

Success Story: DREAMS, A Life Changing Opportunity

February 23, 2017

The DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe) Initiative is an ambitious $385 million partnership to reduce HIV infection among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in HIV… Read More

Creating Change Through Vital Conversations on Drug and Alcohol Abuse

February 17, 2017

We asked Coach Constance, in Zambia,  “What’s the most significant challenge you’ve recently faced in delivering GRS programming in the community?”. Below is her response. Read More

A Role Model for HIV+ Youth – Meet Coach Marilyn

November 27, 2016

Marilyn, age 26, is a Grassroot Soccer (GRS) Coach in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Marilyn is part of a unique GRS programme called “SKILLZ+”, which… Read More

Eight Big Wins That You’ve Made Possible for Youth in 2016!

November 21, 2016

In 2016, our supporters helped Grassroot Soccer make an impact in the lives of many young people. Below are just… Read More

Amplifying the Effort to End Malaria Through Partnerships

April 25, 2016

Working together to reach thousands of youth... Read More

Learning Resilience: Meet Coach Anita

April 25, 2016

"I realized the importance of bouncing back no matter how difficult the situation..." Read More

GRS Zambia Hosts Pepsi Young Champions Cup Tournament

April 24, 2016

In partnership with Pepsi, Grassroot Soccer Zambia recently hosted a three-part series of tournaments that combined competitive youth soccer with access to free HIV… Read More