We are absolutely thrilled to hit our 100,000 contraceptives mark this month! This means, across all our different Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) programmes across Africa, we’ve distributed over 100,000 different types of contraception through football, from condoms to coils and implants to IUDs.
So this is simply a thank you to everyone involved who has helped us reach this amazing milestone.
Thank you to our partners across Africa who select committed coaches to deliver real change, and allow us to work with their communities
Thank you to our amazing coaches, who are our strength, and the reason our SRHR education reaches thousands of young people every week in a fun, football way!
Thank you to our brilliant staff who work tirelessly to run our programmes, training coaches to be the best and most trusted sources of SRHR information in young players’ lives
Thank you to our service providers who provide our players and communities with endless condoms and coils, implants, IUDs, HIV testing, STI screening and all our other SRHR services
Thank you to our funders, donors, supporters, football marathoners, volunteers, interns, students and so many more who make sure that we have the funds and the resources we believe we need to do our work.
Thank you to our communities, who welcome us in, attend our football tournaments, speak to us about the SRHR issues they face, and allow us to work together to try to solve them
Thank you to the parents who give their kids time to play football, understand the importance of what we do and challenge us to provide services in a sensitive way that allows their children to make informed decisions in difficult circumstances
Thank you to the religious leaders who provide us with dialogue and understanding and a space to work together
Thank you to every single player who comes to our sessions to play football and leaves with knowledge and services that could protect them for the rest of their lives.