Category: News 325 posts found


Grassroot Soccer Celebrates 10 Years of Partnering with the ExxonMobil Foundation and Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative

April 28, 2021

A game of bed net ball helps participants understand how bed nets keep people safe from mosquitoes. April 25 was World Malaria Day, when we… Read More

International Women’s Day: Collective Action and Communities

March 8, 2021

NHC Chairperson Margaret Phiri (left) and Lead Mentor/SKILLZ Plus Coach Tandose Banda (right) Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, adolescents in Africa faced the greatest burden… Read More

Above All, Hope: 2020 in Review

December 22, 2020

Grassroot Soccer Coach Nomthandazo Ndlovu in Bulawayo, Zimababwe (Photo captured by Slingshot Media prior to COVID-19) It’s been a tough year for all of us;… Read More

Ensuring the Rights of Girls Through the Grassroot Soccer 3A’s Approach

October 9, 2020

On International Day of the Girl and amid an ongoing global pandemic, Grassroot Soccer (GRS) affirms its commitment to advancing the rights of adolescent girls… Read More

Grassroot Soccer Innovates in Response to COVID-19

September 30, 2020

COVID-19 has called for resilience, compassion, and adaptability from all of us. The world as we know it has changed, and youth in Africa are… Read More

New SKILLZ Magazines Reaching Thousands of Youth In Zimbabwe

August 29, 2020

With COVID-19 precautions forcing the closing of schools throughout Zimbabwe, the GRS team knew that it was critical to ensure that youth were still able… Read More

Grassroot Soccer Celebrates a Decade of Partnering with FIFA

June 1, 2020

By Haley Wigglesworth, Senior Business Development Coordinator This year, Grassroot Soccer (GRS) celebrates a decade of partnership with FIFA along with… Read More

MINDSET: Aberdeen FC Community Trust and Grassroot Soccer Team Up to Enhance Mental Health for Adolescents

May 22, 2020

According to the WHO, “Promoting psychological wellbeing and protecting adolescents from adverse experiences and risk factors that may impact their potential to thrive are critical… Read More

Teamwork in Action: Partners Come Together for Rapid Translations of SKILLZ COVID-19 RESPONSE Curriculum

April 28, 2020

As soon as GRS launched our SKILLZ COVID-19 RESPONSE Curriculum in early April, we heard from partners around the globe who were eager to get… Read More

COVID-19: How Grassroot Soccer is Responding

March 29, 2020

Editor’s Note: For ongoing resources related to COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 Resources page. As the global health community… Read More