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Grassroot Hope in South Africa (GHISA)

Grassroot Hope in South Africa (GHISA) is a local partnership that nurtures the youth in Karoo to reach adulthood as healthy, responsible, contributing citizens and leaders in their racially-diverse communities. GHISA works to convey educational messages to the children about HIV/AIDS and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.  

Each intervention involves several mentors working together to teach the health message to the target audiences.

​ In schools, a teacher trained in the HIV/AIDS curriculum works with a GHISA coach to convey these important health messages to kids through soccer. The concept of teamwork is central not only to the delivery of the message, but also to the youth who are receiving the message.