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Read our latest news and stories to see what’s happening at Grassroot Soccer.

Jan

25

2022

Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka Joins Grassroot Soccer Global Board of Directors

Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is delighted to announce that former U.N. Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of U.N. Women Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has been elected to the…

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Jan

25

2022

Jan

20

2022

Building a Community of Knowledge and Hope for Youth Living with HIV in Zambia

Of the nearly 2 million adolescents living with HIV around the world, over 60% are girls and young women ages 10-24 and 80% live in…

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Jan

20

2022

Dec

21

2021

Changing the Game in Adolescent Health: 2021 in Review

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a major part of our lives, 2021 carried into it many challenges of the previous year. But Grassroot…

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Dec

21

2021

Dec

14

2021

Grassroot Soccer’s Seventh Annual World AIDS Day Gala Raises Over
$1.6 Million to Change the Game in Adolescent Health

On November 30, Grassroot Soccer (GRS) brought its community of supporters together at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City — and around the…

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Dec

14

2021

Dec

07

2021

How It Started, How It’s Going: Celebrating Youth Development and Empowerment Initiative (YEDI) at 10

Since Youth Development and Empowerment Initiative (YEDI) was founded a decade ago, YEDI and Grassroot Soccer (GRS)…

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Dec

07

2021

Oct

06

2021

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

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

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Oct

06

2021

Sep

30

2021

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

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…

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Sep

30

2021

Sep

23

2021

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

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…

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Sep

23

2021

Sep

03

2021

Introducing Grassroot Soccer’s 2020 Annual Report

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

News

Sep

03

2021

Jun

25

2021

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

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…

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Jun

25

2021

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