Location

Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, United Kingdom

Key achievement

Host of the TackleAfrica London Football Marathon 2015

TackleAfrica

Affiliate Member

TackleAfrica uses the power of football to provide young Africans with the knowledge, confidence and services to realise their sexual & reproductive health rights (SRHR) and help protect themselves and their communities from HIV and other sexual health issues.

 

Founded in 2002, TackleAfrica delivers HIV and SRHR education through football coaching to young people in Africa. A registered UK charity working through a network of African and international partners, TackleAfrica trains and supports local youth leaders, coaches and school teachers to deliver uniquely adapted football drills which include vital messages for participants to help reduce the impact of sexual health issues within local communities. All the learning takes place on the pitch, meaning that young Africans learn essential health messages in a way that they enjoy, understand and, ultimately, can apply to their lives.

 

In addition to training local organisations to deliver football for health education, TackleAfrica also supports partners and their communities by organising and running football tournaments - which are combined with HIV testing or other health screening or family planning services.

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Contact

TackleAfrica
Yianny Ioannou
yianny@tackleafrica.org

Latest From TackleAfrica

“I enjoy playing football and I have learnt a lot from TackleAfrica about HIV, things like treatment and infections. I want to be strong. I want to be able to pass my HIV knowledge on to others and when I grow up I want to be a doctor”

Lakicha Patience
TackleAfrica Participant
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