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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Talk about #MondayMotivation! Our friends at @Classy are in it to win it – they're getting closer and closer to the… https://t.co/y7aGZCv7Hx

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Congratulations and good luck to all the incredible athletes competing in the @WorldGamesAD! Here’s a special look… https://t.co/OCgps87rPW

Grassroot Soccer @GrassrootSoccerMar 11

RT @hughes_kristin: Meet Victor, ⁦@WorldGamesAD⁩ Torch Bearer & ⁦@SpecialOlympics⁩ Health Messenger from Nigeria! He’s leading the Skillz f…

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RT @UN_Women: What is #CSW63? Here is everything you need to know about the largest annual gathering of gender equality champions at the @U…

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RT @QuintonFortune: #InternationalWomensDay: "I stood my ground and trained harder until I broke into the Zimbabwe Women’s National Soccer…

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RT @RachelRileyRR: An inspiring story about women, football, education and progress. ⚽️❤️ Zimbabwe Women’s International Footballer on winn…

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RT @GRSSouthAfrica: At @GrassrootSoccer we are pleased to mark International Women’s Day with @GautengProvince and local partners, discussi…

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RT @soccer_zambia: Creating a balance when building the team of support can help us overcome obstacles and reach the goals in life. #Think…

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RT @GRSSouthAfrica: #tbt to @GrassrootSoccer @USAID_SAfrica @m2mtweets #CHAMP Training of Coaches last week, on our mixed-sex SKILLZ progra…

Grassroot Soccer @GrassrootSoccerMar 01

Today is #ZeroDiscriminationDay! We can all do our part to end discrimination by saying no to bias and discriminati… https://t.co/rjq2ZtjDTv

Grassroot Soccer @GrassrootSoccerFeb 28

RT @DiCiccoMethod: RUNNERS: @GrassrootSoccer is back in the @nycmarathon for the 11th year. Looking to run? With a pledge of at least $3,00…

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"Young Africans will shape the future of not only their own communities but the entire world." Our friends at… https://t.co/ECyClay28N

Grassroot Soccer @GrassrootSoccerFeb 27

RT @GRSSouthAfrica: At @GrassrootSoccer we stand by the transformative power of sport and physical health to improve school indicators, red…

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Congratulations to @BoRhapMovie for winning four #Oscars at last night's #AcademyAwards, including #BestPicture! GR… https://t.co/OIEMBG4kPv

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RT @GRSSouthAfrica: Our #GRSGameChanger this week is Gugulethu, a former @GrassrootSoccer participant now Coach for #BRIDGE project w/ @fhi…

Grassroot Soccer @GrassrootSoccerFeb 15

RT @Jazz17_619: I am personally raising money to help support @GrassrootSoccer ! If I hit my fundraising goal, I will run the @RunRocknRoll…

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A very happy #ValentinesDay to you and yours! Our work is possible because of your support. Thank you! https://t.co/jNdSZWh0Iv

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Have you ever dreamed of playing on a #Premiership pitch? It is with universal excitement that we announce details… https://t.co/Hx0T4HWYyR

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What a fun morning with our friends ⁦@classy⁩! Thank you for hosting us and partnering for good 💪🙏 🌎 You’ve got… https://t.co/S7CIy2jpJE

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Today is National Girls and Women’s Sports Day! @GRSSouthAfrica partners #RVUnited + @bluebirdsrfa – these clubs pr… https://t.co/d5afKwqGao

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Something about this passage from @MichelleObama's #Becoming sounds familiar – any guesses why? 😉 #fbf #flashback… https://t.co/5nPVt6u3lU

Grassroot Soccer @GrassrootSoccerJan 22

If you had a long weekend – welcome back! We spent ours with students from @SHSAtherton and soccer players from the… https://t.co/eQqsbNMKOb


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