Commitment to Action

Girls Got Skillz

Commitment by

Grassroot Soccer, Inc.

In 2011, Grassroot Soccer (GRS) committed to scale Skillz Street, a program which aimed to positively impact 12,500 girls in southern Africa, addressing gender-specific challenges and HIV prevention through non-competitive soccer. In response to unique risk factors that young women face, and the potential that a sports-based approach has to address them, GRS piloted Skillz Street in South Africa in 2010. Skillz Street combines an activities-based HIV prevention and life skills curriculum with fair play soccer and peer-led community outreach activities.

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Commitment

Girls Got Skillz

Launched

2011

Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value

$2,000,000

Region

Africa

Countries

ETHIOPIA, MALAWI, NIGERIA, SOUTH AFRICA, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE

Commitment by

Grassroot Soccer, Inc.

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Omidyar Network, United Nations Foundation, MAC AIDS Fund, Comic Relief, The Ford Foundation, Imago Dei Fund, Elton John Aids Foundation