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Youth Reproductive Health Assistants as Essential Workers: Reaching Adolescents in Zimbabwe During COVID-19

October 6, 2021

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) estimates that 12 million women globally have experienced contraceptive interruptions since the beginning of the… Read More

Bringing Research Insights Back to Stakeholders and Participants: GRS and Desmond Tutu Health Foundation’s Goals for Girls Study

September 30, 2021

Research is weaved throughout the Grassroot Soccer (GRS) approach. From integrating the latest evidence into our work to managing rigorous evaluations, we seek to contribute… Read More

Partnering for Healthy Behaviors: Reaching Youth in Zimbabwe through SKILLZ Magazines

September 23, 2021

Coach Cecilia (pictured right) with Gertrude, GRS SKILLZ participant Gertrude is a Form 4 student living in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. In March 2020, when the Government… Read More

Introducing Grassroot Soccer’s 2020 Annual Report

September 3, 2021

Today, Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is releasing our 2020 Global Annual Report, which details GRS’s activities and impact in 2020. Here, GRS Founder… Read More

Grassroot Soccer Launches a New Project to Scale Up SKILLZ in Mozambique in Partnership with Gorongosa National Park and the Cameron Schrier Foundation

June 25, 2021

Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is launching “Youth Run the World: Sustainable Empowerment in Gorongosa National Park”, a dynamic new project in Mozambique… Read More

Grassroot Soccer Zambia Celebrates Inaugural PEPFAR Program to Improve HIV Service Delivery Among People Living with HIV

May 13, 2021

Grassroot Soccer Zambia (GRS) is excited to announce the launch of its first direct award from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) that… Read More

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

United for Hope: Grassroot Soccer Virtual World AIDS Day Gala Raises Over $1 Million to Improve the Lives of Youth

December 3, 2020

“18 years ago it would have been hard to imagine that today we’d have the support of so many world class athletes, a Nobel… Read More