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HIV Education for at-risk African youth

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GRASSROOT SOCCER via Crowdrise
May 26, 2010

Just $25 will educate one child about HIV and AIDS.  See more

BENEFITING: GRASSROOT SOCCER

THE STORY:

Just $25 will help Grassroot Soccer educate one young African with comprehensive HIV prevention knowledge and mobilize him or her to act as a community change agent.

Facts:
- In 1980 the life expectancy in Zimbabwe dropped from 69 to 35 years
- Every day an estimated 3,800 men, women and children die in Sub-Saharan Africa from AIDS
- Half of all new HIV infections - 7,500 every day - occur among young people aged 15-24
- Fewer than 40% of young people worldwide have accurate and comprehensive HIV prevention knowledge

Grassroot Soccer harnesses the power of Africa’s greatest sport – soccer – to fight its deadliest disease – AIDS.

Soccer is an integral part of local cultures across the world. It is something so positive that it brings smiles to children’s faces even in the worst of circumstances. Soccer teams and leagues are ubiquitous structures in even the most impoverished areas.

Using footballers as role models, and using the popularity of soccer to engage hard to reach young people, Grassroot Soccer has combined social theory, public health methodologies, rigorous evaluation and a huge dose of passion with one vision in mind: an HIV-Free generation.

Founders:
Dr. Tommy Clark – Pediatrician
Methembe Ndlovu – Former Captain of Zimbabwe National Team
Ethan Zohn – Winner of Survivor Africa
Kirk Friedrich - Teacher and Former Professional Soccer Player of the Highlanders (Zimbabwe)

If you donate $25, your contibution will educate one child, but imagine the effect this has when the knowledge spreads from one to hundreds.

You're helping to save lives.

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  • Jane Brooks

    $10

  • Felix Wilson

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  • Corey Christiansen

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Donor Comments

Corey Christiansen

Corey Christiansen

DONATION: $9

6 years ago

Felix Wilson

Felix Wilson

DONATION: $15

This is a great campaign. Love Grassroots Soccer. 7 years ago

Jane Brooks

Jane Brooks

DONATION: $10

So great that you got this project going and I'm excited to donate. 7 years ago