Tackle Africa: International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

6th April 2016

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HIV EDUCATION THROUGH FOOTBALL COACHING

Today we’d also like to celebrate and share with you the work of one of our partners, Tackle Africa.

TackleAfrica uses the power and popularity of football to deliver HIV education on football pitches across the continent of Africa. They train African coaches to deliver fun and interactive football drills to young people in communities in order to educate about sexual health.

Drills are designed to encourage youths to learn through play  in a way they enjoy, remember and understand. Through the messages in these drills, they educate and challenge players to make safer decisions, limiting the impact of HIV in their families and communities.

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WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to over 90% of the world’s HIV-positive children, and over two thirds of all people living with HIV, live here.
The work that Tackle Africa do, therefore, represents a significant attempt to change the world for the better and to improve the health of generations to come.2013-stats-644x292

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE?

Visit www.tackleafrica.org for more information on their brilliant work.

You may also be interested in their upcoming Football Marathons across the UK