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 @GRSSouthAfrica: The @GrassrootSoccer team is at @SAAIDS2019 in #Durban highlighting our work with @SpecialOlympics #SouthAfrica & @AIDS…

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Excited for this partnership to change the game! https://t.co/6UAQt6Fkry

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There’s always a first - and tomorrow South Africa plays in the first #FIFAWWC for @Banyana_Banyana We’re pumped, i… https://t.co/e2iRb777iq

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“Sexual and reproductive health and rights is literally a life and death issue for many women.” - @RoopaDhatt #WD2019 #ThePowerofStories

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If you're at @WomenDeliver #WD2019 this week, come check out our film festival entry this Thurs June 6th 9:30AM in… https://t.co/vx0rSc5rHN

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We’re inspired by advocacy of ⁦@phumzileunwomen⁩ at #WD2019 - thank you for your leadership for girls & women.… https://t.co/i6eJdIYOIc

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Strong case for the need for innovation in gender-based violence for girls & young women from ⁦@PEPFAR⁩ Ambassador… https://t.co/mbcnyn9dSK

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Favorite quote of the day at @WomenDeliver #WD2019 from @KalondoMonica 1st Lady of Namibia: “Those in power need to… https://t.co/zzFaZM4Zxj

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RT @WomenDeliver: What will you do with #ThePowerOf your voice? As we look to #WD2019, #DeliverforGood chatted with @MelindaGates about #fa…

Grassroot Soccer @GrassrootSoccerMay 31

Congrats to Ivy D. in San Jose, James D. in Santa Clara, Alison G. and Laurie N. in Seattle, and Kyndall S. in Lake… https://t.co/YwA47dfWnA


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