Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is a South African based, Section 21, non-profit organization that uses the power of soccer in the fight against HIV and AIDS, GRS provides youth worldwide with the knowledge, life skills and support to live healthier lives. The approach taken uses the power and popularity of soccer to break down cultural barriers, educate youth and bring communities together to communicate HIV/Aids.
Founded by former professional soccer players in Zimbabwe in 2002, GRS trains African soccer stars, coaches, teachers, and peer educators in the world's most HIV-affected countries to deliver an interactive HIV prevention and life skills curriculum to youth. Translating research into action and leveraging the excitement around the 2010 World Cup™, GRS attracts and engages young people through schools, community outreach, and social multimedia.
Ort: Cape Town, Südafrika