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From SKILLZ Participant to Youth Advocacy Leader: Longwe’s Story

April 3, 2024

Longwe Mtongais is a child’s rights advocate, climate change activist, UNICEF Young Reporter, and currently the youngest Regional Advisor from Zambia for… Read More

Youth Leading the Conversation on the HIV Response

February 13, 2024

In December 2023, a delegation of Grassroot Soccer (GRS) team members attended the 22nd International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (… Read More

World Cup Winners Christen Press and Tobin Heath Visit Zambia with Grassroot Soccer

February 9, 2024

In November 2023, 2x World Cup Winners and Grassroot Soccer (GRS) Global Ambassadors Christen Press and Tobin Heath traveled to Lusaka, Zambia to spend time… Read More

Ninth Annual World AIDS Day Gala Celebrates Adolescent Mental Health; Raises Nearly $2 Million for Grassroot Soccer

December 15, 2023

On November 30, the Grassroot Soccer (GRS) community came together at Lindley Hall in London for GRS’s Ninth Annual World AIDS Day Gala and raised… Read More

Star Supporters for Life: A Bond Formed Through Grassroot Soccer

November 6, 2023

Fortune Sibanda and Lucky Ndlela first met when they joined Grassroot Soccer (GRS) as SKILLZ participants in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe in 2008. In the SKILLZ program,… Read More

Unleashing Inner Strengths: Patience’s Journey with MindSKILLZ

October 26, 2023

In Kenya, where the vibrant energy of youth meets the challenges of growing up, mental health is a topic that can’t be ignored. Recent statistics… Read More

Coach Perspectives: “I am now the hope” for youth living with HIV

October 5, 2023

Last month, as part of Grassroot Soccer’s partnership with Bantwana Zimbabwe, GRS trainers worked with 30 Bantwana Coaches in Bulawayo to… Read More

Introducing Grassroot Soccer’s 2022 Annual Report

September 25, 2023

Dear Friends, 2022 was a milestone year for Grassroot Soccer (GRS): our 20th anniversary. Twenty years is a humbling feat for any organization, and I’m… Read More

Sister Support through SKILLZ Girl

August 21, 2023

Connections between siblings can be some of the strongest that individuals have in their lives. Phaless, a 20-year-old young woman residing in Chipata, Zambia, and… Read More

Efharisto, Athens: A Time to Refocus on Mental Health

July 26, 2023

It is often said that the map of Greece is like an outstretched hand with the fingers being the land that reaches into the Mediterranean… Read More