Adolescents deserve quality comprehensive sexuality education, access to sexual and reproductive health services, and the means to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights.
GRS’s innovative soccer-based programming provides critical gender, HIV, and SRHR education to adolescents in schools, at soccer structures, and in community centers. The use of soccer language and activity-based social learning makes traditionally stigmatized SRHR concepts normalized and non-threatening.
GRS trains local youth as “Coaches” to deliver GRS’s comprehensive SRHR education programming and to promote access to health services among adolescents in multiple community-based settings. Coaches receive training in basic counseling and conducting referrals, and accompany youth to the clinic to access health services.
Through programs and community events, GRS provides information about and facilitates access to a range of SRHR services, including but not limited to: HCT, sexually transmitted infections & cervical cancer screening, sexual violence & rape counseling, contraception, voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). Coaches conduct home visits to provide parents, guardians, and community members with information about programs and upcoming community health events.
in knowledge of critical sexual health and reproductive services
who test positive for HIV were referred to care & treatment
to test for HIV and know their status
in knowledge of rape support services