HIV/AIDS Awareness Football Tournament


For Granted teamed up with Vijana Amani Pamoja to host a football tournament focusing on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. Vijana Amani Pamoja uses the power of sport as the impetus for comprehensive youth-focused HIV prevention.

The football tournament was designed using the Grassroots Soccer methodology of creating a passion for football to prevent HIV, to lower the HIV/AIDS rates in a Pan-African effort. It was organized with sixteen teams, ages 14-16 and 16-18. The tournament provided peer educators, educational campaigns, and community testing for HIV/AIDS. Participants, spectators, and organizers all found the tournament to be a great success and VAP hopes to organize similar projects in the future.