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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

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

In Conversation on International Day of the Girl: GRS and a Gorongosa Game Changer

October 9, 2020

By Nicole Banister, Partnerships Coordinator  Of the 2.7 million young people Grassroot Soccer (GRS) has reached globally with comprehensive health and life skills education, 55%… 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

GRS Joins More Than 10,000 Delegates at ICASA 2019

January 27, 2020

Left to right: GRS Soccer Zambia Managing Director Boyd Mkandawire, Programs Coordinator Taonga Kennedy, SKILLZ Coach Bernard Chanda Chimbele, and GRS Zimbabwe Managing Director Bheki… Read More

How Soccer Can Stop HIV: The Three C’s

November 26, 2019

Curriculum, Coaches, and Culture Combine to Change the Game Grassroot Soccer program in Zimbabwe. Adolescents, particularly in Africa, are among those hardest hit by… Read More

Grassroot Soccer World AIDS Day Gala Raises More than $1M, Uniting Stars, Supporters in Action Against AIDS

November 25, 2019

Pictured: GRS Co-Founder Ethan Zohn, Amellia Chifodya, Sir Alex Ferguson, Fiona Ferguson, and GRS Founder & CEO Dr. Tommy Clark. “The ambition behind World… Read More