Grassroot Soccer uses football to equip young people with the knowledge and skills they need to live healthy and productive lives, and prevent the spread of HIV.
With a grant from The Supporters Club, Grassroot Soccer will partner with GRS Zimbabwe to empower young women to have a positive effect on their own health and wellbeing.
The new project will deliver a health and education curriculum to 4,500 girls, around gender specific issues linked to HIV and sexual and reproductive health information. It will also train 40 young women to be local sports coaches, teaching football and becoming community mentors.
This project will provide a safe environment for girls giving them a voice, and encouraging them to become leaders in their communities.
An all-girls football league will also be established to train young women to play in after school sessions, and the project will also run four football, HIV testing and counseling events, which combine football, live entertainment and access to free health services, to tackle one of the most prevalent issues facing young people in Zimbabwe today.