We are currently running programmes in East Africa (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania), Southern Africa, (Zambia and Malawi) and West Africa (Cote D’Ivoire, and Burkina Faso). We are actively looking for new partners in Zambia, Malawi, Uganda and South Africa.
All of our programmes involve working with partners to support coaches to deliver effective interactive football-based curricula with young people in their communities. Some of our projects support specific groups, such as young women and girls, prisoners or people living with HIV. Others focus on specific outcomes that are important to the local community, such as encouraging young people to access voluntary HIV testing and counselling, or building resilience to harmful practices that put people at risk such as Child Marriage or Female Genital Mutilation.
In all of our programmes we give young people the information, skills and confidence to take control of their sexual and reproductive health and make safe, informed decisions.
We work with adolescent boys and girls with a usual age range of about 12-18; we want to reach people before and as they become sexually active to ensure that they are fully informed and empowered to make safe decisions. HIV is still the biggest killer of adolescents in Africa and remains a critical sexual and reproductive health priority.