Spaces for Sports-Grassroot Soccer partnership

Key Facts

The Barclays Zambia-Grassroots Soccer Partnership was launched in November 2009. The programme is being spearheaded under Barclays Spaces for Sport programme, using the power of sport to address social issues such as HIV/AIDS awareness among young people. The programme is three-year initiative with an estimated commitment of K800 million. Under this programme, the immediate objective includes reaching out to 51,000 youths through existing Government structures as well as to hold more football tournaments and training sessions at which young people are encouraged to undergo HIV counselling and testing.

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Launched in 2004, Barclays Spaces for Sports is an exciting, innovative and multi-award winning community investment programme funded by Barclays to support the creation of community sports facilities and opportunities in areas of identified need. Barclays have worked with two national charities, the Football Foundation and Groundwork, as its main partners.

Grassroot Soccer partnered with Barclays Bank Zambia in 2006 to create a sustainable nation-wide HIV/AIDS education programme that targets youths. From the partnership inception, 10,771 youths have been trained under the GRS partnership programmes.