Grassroot Soccer uses the power of soccer to save lives by preventing the spread of HIV among those with the most new infections–youths in Africa. By the next World Cup, in 2014, Grassroot Soccer will double its impact by educating 1 million young people about AIDS and inspiring them to live healthier, more productive lives.
The organization uses multiple approaches delivered through soccer to prevent HIV among youths, including instruction in adopting healthy behaviors and referrals for testing and treatment. Developments in 2010–2011 ushered in a new era in HIV prevention, and research shows combining these methods with better education can sharply reduce new HIV infections.
Grassroot Soccer understands that every community differs in its access to services, cultural norms, and levels of HIV education. The program develops tailor-made HIV prevention options for the communities it serves.
Donate to Grassroot Soccer, and help stop the spread of HIV in Africa through education and mobilization.
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