Football for an HIV-Free Generation in South Africa


Organization: Grassroot Soccer (GRS)
Grassroot Soccer integrates the power of soccer with HIV prevention and life skills programs empowering youth with the knowledge and support to live HIV free.
PROGRAM SNAPSHOT:

Location of Program's Recipients:
Southern Africa
Who Benefits from Support:
Approximately 270,000 boys and girls aged 10-18, in under-resourced communities and often those in extreme poverty and at high risk to contract HIV.
Fast Fact:
Ethan Zohn, the winner of Survivor: Africa in 2002, learned about the HIV epidemic during that time and used his winnings to co-found GRS.
Raised: $1,057
Needed: $16,943

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RT @ChristenPress: Every young person should have the opportunity to write your own story. The best version of that story includes knowing…

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RT @GRSSouthAfrica: #16Days: Check out this powerful digital story by former @GrassrootSoccer participant Yamkela, created as a call to act…

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RT @GRSSouthAfrica: #16Days: "When we reduce people to their gender, age or colour, we discount the real value they add to our society. Our…


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