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About the Campaign:
"20 Centres for 2010” is the Official Campaign of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. Its aim is to raise funds to create twenty Football for Hope Centres for public health, education and football across Africa. The centres will address local social challenges in disadvantaged areas and improve education and health services for young people. Read more about The Football for Hope Campaign
The Football for Hope Centre in Alexandra, South Africa is part of the Football for Hope campaign in Africa.
Location: Alexandra, Johannesburg, South Africa
Centre Host organisation: Grassroot Soccer (GRS) Read More
Mission: Using the power of soccer in the fight against AIDS, Grassroot Soccer provides African youth with the skills and support to live HIV free.
Target population: Girls and boys ages 12-18 years
Network Member since: 2005
About the Centre Host:
Grassroot Soccer is a South African-based, non-profit organisation that uses football to educate young people about HIV and Aids and empower them with the knowledge to live HIV-free. The Football for Hope Centre in Khayelitsha will provide Grassroot Soccer with the platform to deliver its programme in the community as the Centre Host.
Grassroot Soccer was founded by professional football players in Bulwayo, Zimbabwe as a project aimed at mobilising the global football community in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Following more than one year of curriculum development and critical evaluation, GRS began to expand its programs outside the borders of Zimbabwe.
The organisation trains local role models (including professional football players) to deliver an interactive football themed behaviour development curriculum to youths. Youths are then empowered as peer educators to teach the community at large what they’ve learned. These educational programmess take place in schools, at community centres, and on football fields throughout the developing world.
GRS works primarily in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia, and Botswana. In addition, through selected partnerships, the curriculum is being implemented in other African countries, such as Ethiopia, Liberia, Lesotho, and Namibia. With the help of various partners within the GRS network, the programmes are now expanding throughout the developing world.
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