Soccer-based Interventions to Strengthen Combination HIV Prevention Programs in South Africa

Soccer-based interventions to strengthen sustainable combination HIV prevention programs in at-risk South African communities.

Skillz Health Initiative in South Africa

Skillz Health Initiative utilizes soccer-based interventions to strengthen sustainable combination HIV prevention programs in at-risk South African communities. This one-year partnership between USAID and Grassroots Soccer (GRS) has a total programmable funding of $913,077. Though implementation began in March, this partnership is funded using USAID FY 2010 pipeline funds and financing from the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. Under the partnership, GRS expands its innovative program by utilizing soccer to deliver essential HIV prevention messages to the youth, facilitating access to HIV counseling and testing, and other vital services. GRS will engage with its private and public sector partners to ensure measurable impact on HIV-related knowledge, access to services, and ultimately, reduction in HIV infection rates within its target audience. In 2012, through the Skillz Health Initiative, GRS intends to benefit 32,000 at-risk youth in five provinces.

Partners

  • M.A.C. AIDS Fund

    Foundation
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The MAC AIDS Fund makes grants to charitable nonprofit organizations worldwide that provide direct care, support, and assistance to men, women, and children who are living with or impacted by...

  • NIKE, Inc.

    Goods Supplier
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    Nike, Inc. is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development and worldwide marketing and selling of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories and services. The...

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Comic Relief

    Implementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
    United Kingdom | Staff size: Unknown

    Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK, with a vision of a just world, free from poverty.

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Key Information

LocationSouthern Africa, South Africa
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2012
  • End Date 2013
  • ValueUSD 913 Thousand
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